The Jacksonian Democratic Party and the Whig Party each, exemplified different beliefs on the role of the federal government in the economy and towards westward expansion in the 1830s and 1840s. However, the Jacksonian, laissez faire supporting Democrats and the economic nationalistic Whig party shared almost no beliefs except for the removal of American Indians in the areas their supporters wished to settle. The lack of similarities is because the Whigs formed their own party to oppose President Jackson’s strong-armed leadership style and policies which earned him the nickname “King Andrew.” The Jacksonian Democratic Party evolved out of the Democratic-Republican Party in the early 1800s, the core of its membership was composed of farmers, immigrants, and white Southerners. The Whigs formed in 1834 and lasted for 20 years, they were the major political party that opposed Andrew Jackson. The Whigs were created based upon the Federalist beliefs in a strong federal government and adopted many Federalist and National Republican policy ideas, including federal funding for internal improvements, a central bank, and high tariffs to protect the growth of manufacturing enterprises. Overall, the Jacksonian Democratic agrarian Party and the industrialization supporting Whig Party had different beliefs toward the role of the federal government in the economy and towards westward expansion.
Jacksonian Democrats viewed themselves as the guardians of the United States Constitution, political democracy, individual liberty, and equality of economic opportunity. However, the Jacksonian Democrats were in a catch 22. In order for them to protect the interests of the common man, they at times had to violate the very things for which they stood. By doing this, the Jacksonian Democrats stressed the importance of the power of the common man, at times by violating their own principles.
In the two-party system, supporters of Jackson were Democrats and supporters of his rival, Henry Clay, were the Whigs. The Democratic Party resembled the old Republican party of Jefferson, while the Whigs represented the Federalist party of Hamilton.
Unlike previous presidents, Andrew Jackson represented the common men. He and his followers did not support the aristocrats, but instead favored the interests of farmers and urban workers. When they gained power, the Jacksonian Democrats brought about great advances in creating a more democratic and economically equal society.
Jacksonian Democrats help create a more democratic America and because of this, believed themselves to be many things, real and fictional. In most cases they perceived themselves as defenders of equal economic opportunity, even though they sometimes put their own interests before those of the people. They also thought of themselves as guardians of political democracy, while at the same time using class differences to their advantage and emotionalized speeches, lacking real intellectual merit, to stir support. Jacksonian Democrats felt that they were the protectors of the Constitution and of individual liberties but many times they put their rivalry with the Northeastern industry and Whig politics before these things. While Jacksonians
Jacksonian Democrats believed that they were protecting individual liberty, political democracy, the equality of economic opportunity, and upholding the rights of the Constitution of the United States. In my opinion, the Jacksonians were, to some extent, guardians of the United States. However, the Jacksonians did have their flaws.
Early in the beginning of the United States of America, political parties began to form. After the Revolutionary war, the people disagreed on how the government should govern the country, and, in 1787 the first party was created. Following the federalist party, in 1797 the Republican party formed. The year before the formation the Republican party, the first president of the United States, George Washington resigned from office. Before he left office his issued a Farewell Address where he warned the country about political parties.
The major parties since early 1830s in the United States of America were the Democratic Party, organized by Andrew Jackson, and the Whig Party, assembled by Henry Clay from the National Republicans and in opposition to Andrew Jackson.
true liberty and equality, the millions of women. Blacks, Native Americans, immigrants, and other minorities in America continued to languish in a society that ignored their rights. Furthermore, during the Age of Jackson, enslavement of Blacks, the ultimate form of inequality, was at a new high in America. At the same time, enormous disparities of wealth existed between rich merchants, industrialists and planters, and their lowly workers: immigrants. Blacks, and the common man. While these contradictions typified America, Jacksonian democrats viewed themselves as guardians of the Constitution, political democracy, individual liberty, and equality of opportunity. But how could anyone be a successful guardian of these ideals while contradictions such as those previously mentioned exist? The answer is that Jackson and his followers must have been what they said they were only to a certain extent. The Jacksonian Democrats were, to some extent, champions of the Constitution, democracy, liberty, and equality.
The Democrats wanted to limit the role of government in the market and wanted to resolve the tensions among the Northeast, West, and South. Also they wanted to do away with the national bank (Jackson put a lot of money into city and state bands as a result) and sell land at low rates and leave internal improvement basically to the states to deal with. The proposed government of the democrats was one centered in local affairs (one of the most important was slavery). Jackson therefore wanted weak central government within a permanent union. However soon came up the issue of Nullification with South Carolinas attempt to nullify the tariff of 1828.
The Democratic party was formed following their anti-aristocratic policies. They believed that community is better than division and empowerment is better than resentment. They also believed that a good education is a right, and all Americans should be able to obtain it no matter where they live or in what social class they are in. The Democratic party claims to have led the fight for civil rights, Social Security, women's rights, healthcare, and workers rights for over 200 years. Although, I found that Southern Democrats did not support civil rights and supported slavery in the nineteenth century. Given, they may have changed their beliefs, it seems to be contradictory.
The Jacksonian Democracy was a 19th-century political philosophy in the United States that believed greater democracy for the common man. Andrew jackson the leader of the philosophy brought about many changes in the government. Jacksonian Democrats viewed themselves as the guardians of the United States constitution, individual liberty, political democracy, and equality of economic opportunity. They were somewhat able to protect political democracy and equality of economic opportunity, but they were not guardians of the constitution or individual liberty.
He clearly proclaimed that he was the "champion of the common man" and believed that their interests were being ignored by the horrible national economic plans of Clay and Adams. A man named Van Buren helped Jackson create a new democratic party that centered three main chief qualities. First it declared to be the party of ordinary farmers and workers. Second, it opposed the special privileges of economic elites. Third, was to offer affordable western land to ordinary white
First of all, there was a higher participation among voters of the time since it was now not only possible for white, male, property-owners to vote, but also white men who were not property owners. All white males could now have their vote matter in the grand scheme. Whigs wanted a stronger central government, while the Jacksonian Democrats wanted less government. Also, under Henry Clay’s American system, he wanted the federal funds to help create roads and make other internal improvements. Jackson ended up vetoing this, which was the first time a president vetoed something because of personal preference. The Whigs were in uproar over this, which furthered the divide between two