Role Of The Federal Government On The Economy And Social Reform

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During the 1830s the Democratic Party was formed around President Andrew Jackson and his primary issues that took up most of his term banking and tariffs. The Democrats favored American expansion to new farmlands and new territories. The Democrats also ended elites, industrialists, and the Bank of the United states, which would they felt would build up an industry that was at the price of yeoman farmer. The Whig Party were an organized group in opposition to Andrew Jackson, who they felt would destroy America and the industry. The Whig Party was led by Henry Clay and John Quincy Adams who were in search for a compromise and balance in government, territorial expansion, and domestic manufacturing. These two parties had very different views on the role of the federal government on the economy and social reform. Jackson 's inauguration was one of the first that was open in public. It became something unforgettable for those who supported him and who drank, ate, and celebrated the election of someone who they saw as one of their own 8. Never can I forget the spectacle which presented itself on every side, nor the electrifying moment when the eager, expectant eyes of that vast, motley multitude caught sight of the tall, imposing form of their adored leader, as he came forth between the columns of the portico, the color of the whole mass changed, as if by miracle; all hats were off at once, and the dark tint which usually pervades a mixed map of men was turned, as by magic…
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