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A Hypocritical Democracy Throughout and during the Jacksonian era there were many progressions made in the area of democracy For quite some time Americans have been led to believe that during the 1820s and 30s Jacksonian Democrats were the guardians of the people and worked alone to improve the nation for them The truth remains however that during this period of time President Jackson vetoed a bill to re-charter the Bank of the United States of America infringed on the rights of Native Americans force to bring Southerners under submission during the Tariff of 1832 Jackson enacted the Spoils System which did not guarantee the best leadership and was morally corrupt Andrew Jackson also was also involved in Jacksonian Equality however this did not apply to women or slaves Although the nations economy and political democracy flourished during the reign of President Jackson most everything that Jackson did furthered the development of political social and economic equality among the white race only All of these factors contribute to viewing the Jacksonian Era as a contradictory version of democracy as stated by Harry L Watson In 1832 Andrew Jackson made the impact decision to veto a bill to re-charter the Bank of the United States In Jacksons veto message of 1832 he accused the Bank of monopoly because it was dominated by rich aristocrats and foreigners The problem remains however that after dismantling the Bank Americans suffered a huge financial depression This not only affected the US but the world Jacksons decision to kill the Bank also was contrary to the will of the majority of the states who affirmed the Bank to be rightful thus violating their constitutional rights and liberties In 1830 Congress passed the Indian Removal Act The Trail of Tears was very hard on the Native Americans More than 100000 individuals were forced to vacate their homelands and travel to a new assigned territory Many did
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