Accelerated US History

911 Words Jan 26th, 2018 4 Pages
Four years later and with the backing of a larger political following, Jackson became president, campaigning to the middle class and offering the opportunities of a benevolent democracy. Jackson’s supporters, the Jacksonians, were as diverse as they were numerous; northern farmers, southern and western yeomen, and even urban immigrants all joined the ranks of the Champion of the Common Man (OI). During Andrew Jackson’s two terms, the state of Jacksonian Democracy that took form upheld the principles of equality and majority rule that bound the United States together politically, economically and socially. During the 1820s and 1830s, Jacksonians served as guardians of the Constitution and equality of economic opportunity, and functioned as a catalyst for popular sovereignty, but sacrificed some individual liberties to advance the political democracy in the union. As President, Andrew Jackson strictly adhered to the guidelines set in the Constitution to uphold the union. In 1830, Andrew Jackson vetoed the bill, passed in Congress, which pushed for a federally funded road system to be developed in Kentucky (OI). To defend this denial, Jackson abided by the Constitution’s declaration that intra-state internal improvements are to be funded by the states, not the federal government.…

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