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Jacksonian Democracy During the early period of independent America many of the founding fathers and early leaders tended to be elite aristocratic and well educated a curse that the common man had fought hard to get away from in their revolution from Great Britain The common man wanted to have a voice and be heard The presidential election of 1824 had angered the people of America as the general consensus was ignored and the aristocratic House of Representatives decided the election The peoples nominee Andrew Jackson had been a great general in the War of 1812 he was intelligent even without a college degree and was born in the heart of America off of the eastern seaboard Andrew Jackson was the image of the common man Jackson and his followers the Jacksonian-Democrats looked on themselves as the protectors of the constitution and strived to protect the nation as a whole Jacksonian-Democrats defended political democracy which brought forth individual freedoms and assisted economic opportunity but their claims as the guardians of the constitution were false as they were rather protectors of the common man Jacksonian-Democrats didnt let the constitution get in the way of their goals especially pertaining to economic equality When President Jackson vetoed the Bank of the United States recharter many spoke out against his decision including political opponent Daniel Webster Document C This message extends the grasp of executive Heringer 2 pretension over every power of the government Webster believed that Jacksons veto over stepped the boundaries of the executive office abused the constitution and it was a scamto inflame the poor against the rich Webster was partially right The Bank of
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