Andrew Jackson Vs. Jacksonian Democracy

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Using the third chapter of The American Political Tradition analyzes the career of Andrew Jackson and the concept of “Jacksonian Democracy.” and other source materials. I will compare and contract Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson. They both being influential political figures in two very different eras. Each formed their own democracy that helped shape the way we think about American government. Consequently, they had their differences, yet they also had their similarities. From many viewpoints between the two democracies will be analyzed in political, economic, social, and religious aspects. After comparing and contracting Jefferson vs Jacksonian democracy the next step will be seeing if Andrew Jackson’s conception of the role and…show more content…
The Charles River Bridge v. Warren Bridge decision affect the access to corporate charters prevalent in Jefferson’s time. Cause of it during Jefferson time corporate charters were granted to favorites of state legislators & often implied monopoly rights to a business. For Jackson his appointee for Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, Roger Taney ruled that corporate charters should be available to all who chose to risk starting a business. Both Jackson and Jefferson owned slaves but Jefferson wanted it to be destroyed completely and his Jeffersonian Republicans compromised on slavery because it promoted agriculture over industry. Jackson supported slavery and seem not to care that much about abolition of it. In the 1840’s and 1850’s his Jacksonian Democrats joined anti-slavery Democrats joined the Whig Party. When talk of education was brought up Jefferson who was an educated man himself, believed education was necessary for office-holding and for preparing citizens for participation in a democracy. Also to Jefferson the obstacles to upward social mobility for him was education & ambition were keys to success; however, he could never build support for his proposed system of public education. Jackson who had none too little education; believed education wasn’t important and seen hard work as the key to social mobility. He advocated for the “self-made man” and believed his economic progress had accounted for his own upward social mobility & others should follow him as an

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