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Jacksonian Democracy The Jacksonians view of themselves is accurate in all but a few areas Jacksonian democracy paved the way for more equality among the common people Yet with all the changes that were made during the Jacksonian the equality that was achieved was only held among the white men of the day As illustrated in document G individual liberties were still vehemently denied to people other than the white Yet most everything that Jackson did furthered the development of political social and economic equality among the white race Jacksonian democracy saw the burgeoning of many individualistic ideals such as the beginnings of the labor parties During the 1820s and 30s many states granted the rights of voting to many workingmen who in turn began to form labor partys to get higher wages tolerable working conditions ten-hour days and public education for their children These newly formed parties rallied strikes to gain what they wanted and were viewed by the factories as illegal groups out to destroy the industry of america In 1842 the labor parties struck a blow to the factories by winning the supreme court case Commonwealth v Hunt in Massachusettes which ruled that labor unions were not illigal conspiracies This case was a signifigant sign of the times of Jacksonian democracy because it struck a blow for the common mans rights When Andrew Jackson vetoed the bank bill he was in reality giving more power to the states and in turn giving more power over economic issues to the common man When Jackson did this he was met with bitter resentment at the hands of Daniel Webster who coincedentally was the former director of the bank In vetoing the bank bill he was upholding the Jacksonian democrats views of themselves as liberators of the common people although in the end it wasnt quite the right descision because with all the the little banks taking control of money it slowed
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