Analysis Of The War Hero After The Battle Of New Orleans

Decent Essays
Vamika Sharma
Mrs. Zierer
Period 6- APUSH
11 November 2015

APUSH DBQ: Jacksonian Democrats
Andrew Jackson became known as the war hero after the Battle of New Orleans. His victory over the Indians in the battle helped his public recognition and increased his popularity in society. In the election of 1820, Andrew Jackson ran for presidency and won with flying colors. Jackson’s humble background gave him an edge over other candidates - he was the voice for the “common man” and endorsed the idea of national democracy. His years in office was named the Jacksonian era as he changed the views and ideas of politics forever. Jackson’s supporters called themselves the Jacksonian democrats and viewed themselves as the guardians of the United States Constitution, political democracy, individual liberty, and equality of economic opportunity. Although this is true to a certain extent, Jackson advocated what he thought would be beneficial to the “common man.” Jackson spread the equality of economic opportunities and remained loyal to the constitution, but fell short when considering individual liberties and political democracy. Jacksonian Democrats guarded the equality of economic opportunities. Since Jackson came from a middle class family and understood the hardships the common citizen faced, he made sure that power was held in the majority of the citizens as opposed to the limited wealthy elite class. Jackson vetoed the national bank because he believed it would place a majority of
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