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Jacksonian DemocracyThe Jacksonians view of themselves is accurate in all but a few areas Jacksonian democracy paved the way for more equality among the common people Yetwith all the changes that were made during the Jacksonian the equality that was achievedwas only held among the white men of the day As illustrated in document G individualliberties were still vehemently denied to people other than the white Yet mosteverything that Jackson did furthered the development of political social and economicequality among the white race Jacksonian democracy saw the burgeoning of many individualistic ideals such asthe beginnings of the labor parties During the 1820s and 30s many states granted therights of voting to many workingmen who in turn began to form labor partys to gethigher wages tolerable working conditions ten-hour days and public education for theirchildren These newly formed parties rallied strikes to gain what they wanted and wereviewed by the factories as illegal groups out to destroy the industry of america In1842 the labor parties struck a blow to the factories by winning the supreme court caseCommonwealth v Hunt in Massachusettes which ruled that labor unions were not illigalconspiracies This case was a signifigant sign of the times of Jacksonian democracybecause it struck a blow for the common mans rights When Andrew Jackson vetoed the bank bill he was in reality giving more powerto 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 Websterwho coincedentally was the former director of the bank In vetoing the bank bill he wasupholding the Jacksonian democrats views of themselves as liberators of the commonpeople although in the end it wasnt quite the right descision because with all the thelittle banks taking control of money it slowed the economy down and wound up hurtingthe common man more that it benifited him Yet with all the Jacksonian democrats did for giving
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