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DBQ 1 Jacksonian Democracy In the 1820s and 1830s Jacksonian Democrats showed that they were the guardians of the United Stated Constitution political democracy individual liberty and equality of economic opportunity only to a certain extent Andrew Jacksons opposition to the nullification laws displayed his honor for the Constitution and his belief in a strong union Jacksonians were the intense democrats of this time his reforms and political views showed his commitment to the common man However the Jacksonian Democracy advocated liberty and equality only of the white male working class They also showed a firm belief in equal economic opportunity The Jacksonian Democrats were in extreme opposition to the nullification laws Jackson expressed this at a annual Democratic party banquet when John C Calhouns toasted to individual liberty and states rights above preservation of the Union This made Jackson oppose the laws even more He fought nullification laws and even threatened to hang the first to secede Another attempt by the Jacksonian Democrats to show their commitment for helping the common man was by Jackson vetoing the charter to the Bank of the United States Which in reality was giving more power to the states and in turn giving more power over economic issues to the common man Jackson stated his reasons in Document B mainly as a precaution of the rich taking over and bending the acts of government to their selfish purposes However he met with bitter resentment at the hands of Daniel Webster who in his retaliation article on Jacksons veto message replied by strongly addressing their hypocritical ways He states in Document C why the veto was unreasonable and also warns how it may backfire due to the injustice Andrew Jackson and the Democratic party of his time were strong supporters and advocates of liberty Jackson may have felt that all men should have equal say and opportunities but he failed to recognize all people living
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