Andrew Jackson's Presidency
During the presidency of Andrew Jackson, some may argue that he did not up hold to political democracy, the practice of the supreme power being held by the people and individual liberty, the ability for people to possess rights and be free. Incidents such as the Indian Removal Act, Southern Tariffs, Nullification Crisis, and the Gag Rule are some examples that help support that Jacksonian Democrats hardly protected the Constitution or its people.
The Nullification Crisis started when the charter of the bank went up and Congress approved of the recharter of the bank in 1832. Jackson vetoed it on the grounds that it was a private monopoly, it was immune to state taxes, and it gave to much power to too few people. He was against the bank personally because he felt that it catered to the rich and not the common man as supported in Document B. …
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