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During his presidency in the 1820s and the 1830s Jackson had four main goals He tried to act as a guardian of the United States Constitution provide political democracy protect and promote individual liberty and provide equality of economic opportunity In reality Jackson did little to guard the constitution of the United States and only provided political democracy to the extent of free white landowning males Jackson only protected individual liberty to the extent of the common man even though jacksonians viewed themselves as the protectors of the Individual liberties of everyone Providing an economic opportunity for everyone is the only thing the jacksonian democrats lived up to Jackson was a plantation owner in the south and believed in slavery If Jackson truly was a guardian of the United States constitution slavery should not have been a part of his life and he should have worked to abolish it Also Jackson destroyed the bank of the United States If Jackson was a strict constructionist nowhere in the constitution does it give him the power to destroy anything that the congress created or passed He also almost completely ignored the entire nullification crisis which could have torn the nation apart Although he provided political democracy to some extent he didnt provide it to all the citizens of the United States Women still did not have the right to vote as neither did minority groups In protecting and promoting individual liberty Jackson only provided for the common man Once again only free white males had the rights to vote and own land Jackson completely ignored minority groups he did nothing to help abolish slavery and sent the Indians on the trail of tears In providing an economic opportunity for everyone Jackson destroyed the bank of the United States and created pet banks which only served the purposes of the common man Minority groups were still being ignored Jackson was only a guardian of the constitution
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