What was bad about the Jacksonian Democracy?
Glenn has one point correct but there was much more: 1. Jackson's cruel treatment of the Indians (as previously discussed) 2. Jackson's ignoring of Chief Justice John Marshall's decisions 3. Jackson's destruction of the Second Bank of the United States 4. Jackson's "commonizing" of the presidency--the age of the First Families of Virginia were now over 5. Jackson's excessive use of the spoils system in appointing supporters to government positions 6. Jackson's excessive use of the veto (more than ALL previous presidents combined. And there you have it, from a real historian.
View on jacksonian democrats?
President Andrew Jackson for whom the Jacksonian error is named for was and possible still is the most horrible person to hold the office of president. He not only ball faced lied about his opponent. He also signed and fully executed the indian removal act which removed all the indians from the hills of Carolina Georgia and Florida, this led to what was known as the trail of tears. Thousands of native americans lost their life under the leadership of Jackson, this was all based a scam that Jackson pulled on the indians. This is indicative of the liberal/democratic lie for example, the civil rights act of 1875 was proposed and passed by republicans and signed off on by a republican Pres Grant. It was over turned by a democratic supreme court. This is almost the identical to the civil rights act of 1964 which was passed by a majority republican congress and a very small group of democrats. Democratic party was mainly people who opposed civil rights and used the KKK as there own enforcement arm. READ YOUR HISTORY PEOPLE......everything you know is wrong
Andrew Jackson Democratic Actions?
Andrew Jackson did more for the cause of democracy in a single step than any other president. he expanded the politically enfranchised population beyond the landed wealthy and gave more power to the common folks.
How did Jacksonian Democracy influence the United States social, politcal and economic life?
To make my answer as brief and concise as possible: During Jacksonian democracy, our nation shifted from a republic to democracy. Jackson (and his party) fought big businesses and government internal improvements. Jackson did not think the bureaucracy of the US government needed to run the country- but the people. As president, Jackson used the Veto whenever congress passed bills that he felt were not in the best interest of the people his Bank Veto is the most famous. Jackson felt that the Bank of the US was just another way for rich to get richer. Jackson was also the first president to fire cabinent officials- he fired at least one Secretary of the Treasury over the Bank issue just to hire another one. (As elected representative of the People, jackson felt that he needed to have more control over who headed the departments of the cabinent.) Socially Jacksonian democrats played a large role in the Trail of Tears (Indian Removal Act). Jackson also took a stand against the Nullification issue- when SC decided to nullify a federal tariff because the tariff was to the state's disadvantage. Jackson saw this, and the threat SC posed to leave the union as Treasonous.
How did jackson justify the trail of tears?
At that time, Indians weren't really considered to be people. They were treated the same way as slaves; no rights. Although Andrew Jackson made the final decision, it was the citizens of the United States who wanted the Indians removed. President Jackson complied with their wishes.
How well did President Andrew Jackson promote democracy?
I would give him a score of about 5 out of 10, which was a vast improvement over John Q. Adams and his cronies. If you were a poor, white male, he was your guy. He greatly democratized the process of elections in that era and was our first grassroots president. However, Jackson usually did what Jackson wanted to do, even if it meant alienating many of the people who got him elected. He did not side with Southerners during the nullification crisis and was prepared to use troops against South Carolina to enforce a law that most Southerners hated. He blatantly ignored John Marshall’s decision in Worcester v. Georgia, but an argument could be made here that he was acting in favor of democracy in this case, as most white Southerners probably wanted the Cherokee moved off of their land. He was a very complex and fascinating guy, but his critics called him King Andrew for a reason.*Jackson did favor rotating government officials in order to get more people involved in government and politics.*He also vetoed more bills than the previous six presidents combined.