The scholarship.docx - Sulema Jaramillo Mr.Martinez U.S History Jacksonian Democrats DBQ Essay Throughout the Jacksonian Democrats the people had

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Sulema Jaramillo Mr.Martinez U.S. History 11-6-17 Jacksonian Democrats DBQ Essay Throughout the Jacksonian Democrats the people had thought of him as a hero who had ended the War of 1812 and his nickname was “Old Hickory” for his toughness. He was even able to pay off the national debt in his presidency. Although Jacksonian Democrats viewed themselves as the guardian of the U.S. Constitution, political democracy, individual liberty, and equality of economic opportunity, their actions during the 1820s and 1830s tended to contradict the ideology they stood for. This is evidenced in their use of the spoils system to reward political support, Jackson’s handling of the Second Bank of the U.S., and Jackson's support for the Indian Removal Act of 1830 which culminates with the tragic Trail of Tears. All these caused suffering for the Indians and benefit for only the ones who had supported him. He did make many good things happen in the country, but he is not the hero the people had pictured him to be. Jackson veto the Second Bank of America because he believes the bank is corrupted and only helps the rich, not the common people. (Document 2) Jackson has always been against the National bank and hated paper money. He was the man of the common people and in his mind the only way the people’s money could be saved was if the National Bank was destroyed. In order to keep the National Bank from continuing Jackson had to veto the Second Bank and protect the people’s money and thus the people who had agreed with Jackson had created the Democrats. In response to Jackson veto, Daniel Webster, had criticized that the character Jackson has will cause a fight between the rich and the poor for the Second Bank. (Document 3) This is where the Second Party has been born and dedicated itself to go against Jackson. The Whigs wanted a Second National Bank because they believed in a strong central government, and the Jacksonian Democratic wanted the rights to the people plus Jackson never had trusted the bank and its paper money. The reason the Whigs had wanted to build a Second Bank was to foster commerce and increase the manufacturing in America and Daniel Webster tried to make Jackson see this, but Jackson would have none of it. In his presidency, Andrew Jackson, had change many policies to his way, but in order to do that he had to change his cabinet to people who had supported him increasing the use of the spoil system. Although

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