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Unionistic Vs Individualistic The views of the common man and the values of the of the individual and their role in the government has been an argument through out the later part of history and the eventual establishment of the United States a nation for the people by the people The 1930s a time of industrialization and the establishment of marketing is a perfect example of the divisions of the nationalist movement and the individualistic movement Thus brings the apparent division between Henry David Thoreau and Andrew Jackson Andrew Jackson and Thoreau did have similar views though slightly altered of materialism and the idea of a limited national government One point must be covered when speaking of their similarities during this time period a man who was born in a cabin was looked upon highly and some of those of noble upbringings apologized for not being born in more humble surroundings Jackson felt that the rich altered the government with their corporations and control over money as well as high taxation for their benefits The surplus money will be drawn from the pockets of the the people Jackson continues speaking on taxes in his Address from the farmer the mechanic and the laboring classes of society He then speaks of the recipients of the taxes as being the politicians using them to receive political biest votes He strongly emphasis that the people are not the ones to reap their benefits Jackson also speaks of one consolidated government and the devastating effects it would have from the extent of our country its diversified interests different pursuits and different habits it is to obvious that a single consolidated government would be wholly inadaquate to watch over and protect its interests This is an appeal to the individual coinciding with Thoreas individualistic approach to not the government but life as a whole Thoreau feels the rich are emotionaly poor and a threat to personal well being
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