The purpose of this document is to have a say in protecting their right to equal economic opportunity. This is supported by Daniel Webster (Doc. C) in response to Jackson’s bank veto (Doc. B), where Webster was in favor of a bank, opposed Jacksonian views and sought that Jackson is trying to get the poor to hate the rich. The main economic dealing was the Bank War where Jackson vetoed the charter of the Bank of the United States.
Also, during this time the industrial community opposed the usage of silver because they saw it as a waste of time and often thought that it would be inflationary. On the other hand, they voted more for the usage of gold because they thought that would be the only way to become stable and maintain a good flow of currency. By this time in the summer of 1896, it was time for both political parties to hold their national conventions. So the republicans favored William McKinley who was in favor of the usage of gold and the democrats would nominate William Jennings Bryan who favored silver. Throughout the 19th century, the only way to get up to date information on such a race would be through the newspaper, throughout the electoral race.
Economically, he dominated the economic structure for his beliefs in the Bank of America being run by the wealthy. The Jacksonian Democrats were, to some extent, champions of the Constitution, democracy, liberty, and equality; in other ways, Jackson and his followers clearly failed to live up to their ideals. Certainly, many common working people were satisfied with Jackson's attempts to protect their equality of economic opportunity from the rich during the age of the market revolution. They believed that Jackson was a true success for the common man as is evident in 'The Working Men's Declaration of Independence" of 1829 (Doc. A).
Also, he gave elected officials the right to choose their own followers to public office. Jacksonian Democrats also sought “relaxed property qualifications to vote”. Jacksonian Democrats were all about representing the common man, and, since it represented the powerful and wealthy eastern people trumping over poor farmers, they shut down the “Second Bank of The United States”. Populists were also about representing the common man. In fact, they wanted “free and unlimited coinage of silver” to help debtor farmers in the west that had borrowed gold from wealthy western Americans.
He is often thought of as one of the most popular presidents. Andrew Jackson was democratic in many ways; he was a supporter of the common people, he helped the “transfer of national power from the country house to the farmhouse” (Document B), and be believed in the power of the people and “that all offices – whether appointed or elected – must ultimately fall under the absolute control of the people” (Document D). By believing and supporting in the people, Jackson won the favor over many americans. During his presidency, Jackson made many statements about offices and how long their terms should be and how they should be elected by the people, rather than by other offices (Document D). This won the favor of the public in many ways, mainly due to the fact that they saw a president who was representing them, rather than only wanting to put themselves into a higher position.
Malcolm X rested assured that racial separation was the best for a fast-growing country. Both were indeed intelligent men who had different ideas of how to accomplish the same goal. Both were right in their own ways. But MLK took the stand and dove in and never stopped striving for freedom. Indeed MLK philosophy made the most sense in the 1960’s showing non-violence to people who had become accustomed to it, and expressing the greatness of human life.
Jackson was well liked and people saw him as someone that related easily to the common man. That is why he was voted as the next president. Today, people think that, “Andrew Jackson was surely one of the most controversial of all of America’s first Presidents.” Jackson was seen as such a controversial president because of his stand on pro-slavery and anti-Indians. Many of the treaties and policies that he had created during his presidency had the most lasting impact because they did not seem to benefit most of the majority of the people, just the rich white males. During Jackson’s presidency, he passed treaties such as the Treaty of 1814 with the Creeks.
In the early twentieth century successful efforts of reform were just starting to become apparent. Progressive reformers were finally able to help change many problems within the country due to the unfailing support of the reform presidents Teddy Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and Woodrow Wilson. Corruption in politics, economic injustice, and social unrest were the major issues that were addressed during the Progressive Era. While there were many successes in reform certain issues were not so easy to fix bringing distinct limitations. Nevertheless, progressive reformers and the federal government were for the most part effective in bringing reform to the political, economic, and social problems throughout the country in the early 1900’s.
However, due to the methods presented for American success, each party contradicted their opinions on the common man, democracy, and the constitution which foreshadows a great unstable nation. The viewpoint of the common man, perceived by the federalists and the republicans, split a rift between two oppositions. The federalists supported the rich and wealthy people so they could grow and trickle down their prosperity to the lower classes. Alexander Hamilton believed that the rich and prosperous should handle the nation due to the majority of the first class being well educated. He points out that while his population of supporters had the resources and knowledge to run the government, the lower classes basically had small or no resources at all.