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Jacksonian democracy

            During the mid 1820's through the 1830's Jacksonian Democracy was born and subsisted in the United States. Jackson's quotation: "Our Federal Union-it must be and shall be preserved." shows how Jackson is the right person to lead the Jacksonian Democrats in safeguarding the Constitution, political democracy, individual liberty, and equality of economic opportunity. Despite some of their flaws, the Jacksonian Democrats were in fact the guardians that they claimed to be. .
             Jacksonian democrats believed in the principles of the Constitution and defended the ideals of an equal America. In this time period, only the wealthy and the powerful were represented. However, the Jacksonian democrats wanted to change that into a government that represents all the people of America. They also believed that "it is their duty to use every constitutional means to reform the abuses of such a government and to provide new guards for their future security."(Doc A).
             To fulfill that duty, Jackson did just that. He used constitutional means to reform society as it was into what it should be, what all of their forefathers fought for. .
             The Bank of United States, established by Hamilton in 1791, was disliked and distrusted by Jackson. The bank was controlled by the wealthy investors and only used by and served to the rich. It enjoyed "an exclusive privilege of banking almost a monopoly of the foreign and domestic exchange."(Doc B) Jackson also believed that the bank had a "concentration of power in the hands of a few men irresponsible to the people." and that there weren't any modifications to the bank charter to "make it compatible with justice or with the Constitution of our country." .
             Jackson deemed it unconstitutional because the BUS granted loans to influence legislature, and most importantly, loans weren't given to the common people unless there was collateral, insurance for the loan. Thus, Jackson vetoed the bill.

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