After America's victory in the War of 1812, the republic acquired a new leader who furthered the people's growing sense of nationalism. This leader, Andrew Jackson, claimed to be the president of the common man and showed his love for America by doing everything in his power to keep the Union together. Although his political decisions were often highly controversial, Jackson continuously promoted nationalism by supporting the general public, ensuring America's welfare, and devoting himself to America's interests.
A primary example of Jackson's concern for the American people and therefore his patriotic nature is his decision not to renew the charter of the National Bank. As spoken about in Document 9.2,