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As a guardian of individual liberty Andrew Jackson once again had good intentions but was blind to his own mistakes and wrongdoing No different from almost all of the whites in the 1820s and 1830s Jackson failed accept blacks and Indians as true people of America Would a man truly set out to fight for individual liberty support and participate in slavery or to deny Native American the ability to own land Absolutly not The Jacksonian Democrats saw themselves as guardians of equality of economic opportunity this was far from the truth The first action that failed to make the American economy equal and more effective was Jacksons Tariff of Abominations These selfish tariffs created mainly to obtain supporters in the North undoubtedly helped the Mid-Atlantic States along with New England and their manufacturing of goods and textiles However contrary to equal economic opportunity the Southern states were severely hurt by the new polices The high tariffs led the Southern plantation owners to fear a decline in cotton and tobacco exports which would ultimately lead to a decline in slavery the backbone of the Southern economy Again in 1832 Jackson made a decision that would eventually leave America in its worst depression yet It was a gutsy veto coming in an election year but it did show Jackson would do everything to fight for the common folk when he said It is to be regretted that the rich and powerful too often bend the acts of government to their selfish purposes Doc B By selfishly vetoing the renewal of the National Bank he set America back and he failed to realize the positive side of having such an institution Understanding the true power the bank had and that most states supported it Daniel Webster replied to this veto by simply stating It raises a cry that liberty is in danger Doc C Liberty truly was in danger Jacksons arrogant attitude led the nation
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