Meaning that they felt that they were true followers of the ideals of the Constitution, including political democracy, individual liberty, and equality of economic opportunity. Since people other than the common controlled the bank, the Democratic Jacksonians disapproved of this. Jackson and the Jacksonian democrats were campaigners of individual rights but ignored the rights of Native Americans. Although the Jacksonians declared that they stood for equali... But in the world of democracy, everyone has a different view. The Jacksonian Democrats and their president did, however strive to expand political democracy. In the aspect of individual liberty, it seems that this was one subject that did not fall under the Jacksonian's guardianship. President Jackson and the Jacksonians did show virtue when it came to an equality in economic opportunity. They did, however provide political democracy and economic opportunity....Then came Andrew Jackson, the seventh President of the United States of America, and the Jacksonian Democrats who held ideals so steadfastly that they caused a schism in the previous Democratic "Republican Party. In holding to these beliefs, Jackson and his party were valid in viewing themselves as guardians of the United States Constitution, political democracy and individual liberties. The bank was viewed by many northerners as the only favorable aspect of the Jacksonian presidency geared to helping the north.
By vetoing the re-charter, Jackson only made the North (who already hated him) dislike him more. Another instance in which Jackson said he was guarding the Constitution, but was merely acting selfishly, was the Force Bill. Jacksonian democracy was created during antebellum America. Further, they did not introduce democracy in America, rather merely used it and benefited from it. Andrew Jackson and Jacksonian democrats believed that the US bank placed too much control into the hands of a wealthy few (Doc B). This attempt destabilized the national currency, decreased specie in markets, and displayed favoritism in Jacksonian policies. Jacksonians tried to assist whites through economic policies but failed. The followers of Jackson came to be known as Jacksonian Democrats. In terms of political democracy, Jackson and his followers made moves in both the right and wrong directions. However, all was not well with the Jacksonian Democrats" discernment of political democracy. Furthermore, the Jacksonians appear to not have a firm grasp on the aspect of individual liberty. However, they did allow political democracy and economic opportunity, which was a major step for the nation at that point in time. Jacksonian democracy came about during a time of dramatic change in America. Further, they did not introduce democracy in America, but rather merely used it and benefited from it. Jacksonian democrats were above all outstanding propagandists. Jacksonian democracy did allow more people to vote than ever before and made government more directly responsible to the people. Overall, Jacksonians honestly attempted to help common Americans....
In his veto of the Bank of the United States, Jackson was acting selfishly. Jacksonian Democrats DBQ In the 1820-1840 period, Jacksonian Democrats viewed themselves as guardians of the Constitution. This was personified by the empowerment of the Jacksonian Democrats. However, although the Jacksonian Democrats were viewed as guardians of the Constitution and promoters of political and economic equality based on the instilled European standards that deemed the equality of political power and economic opportunity between white men as radical, they did not truly give equality to all peoples such as the American Indians, slaves and women or develop economic systems to favor a true democracy. But in the world of democracy, everyone has a different view. The Jacksonian Democrats and their president did, however strive to expand political democracy. In the aspect of individual liberty, it seems that this was one subject that did not fall under the Jacksonian's guardianship. President Jackson and the Jacksonians did show virtue when it came to an equality in economic opportunity. They did, however provide political democracy and economic opportunity....
The Jacksonian Democrats were partially wrong in their view because they did not effectively individual liberties, or the Constitution. Jacksonites stated that they were very protective of the United States Constitution, but Jackson himself often used the Constitution as an excuse to veto bills and make decisions that he himself thought correct.
One example is his veto of the re-charter of the Bank of the United States.
They also thought of themselves as guardians of political democracy, while at the same time using class differences to their advantage and emotionalized speeches, lacking real intellectual merit, to stir support.
Jacksonian Democrats felt that they were the protectors of the Constitution and of individual liberties but many times they put their rivalry with the Northeastern industry and Whig politics before these things.(Doc C) Jackson did indeed have other interests in the back and it made perfect sense for him to veto it, for he despised Henry Clay, the one who proposed the re-charter of the bank.He also chose to veto the bank because, if he had not done so, the South and the West (who, together, elected him) would be alienated.That, he said was the reason he vetoed the re-charter.However, Daniel Webster, a strict Republican, was convinced that Jackson had selfish reasons for vetoing the Bank.And for many, the Jacksonian Democratic Party filled that role.The Democrats, who pursued a democracy that entailed economic and social independence for the common citizen, faced harsh opposition from the Whig Party in the Second American Party System....Jacksonian Democrats help create a more democratic America and because of this, believed themselves to be many things, real and fictional.In most cases they perceived themselves as defenders of equal economic opportunity, even though they sometimes put their own interests before those of the people.In his veto message, (Doc B) Jackson had it in mind to guard the constitution.He specifically said that the bank was in fact unconstitutional.