Andrew Jackson DBQ
Jackson was a man of many faces, and many of his views were not democratic. First Jackson was not democratic for economic reasons, such as the Bank veto. Second, Jackson was not democratic for political reasons, such as implementing the spoils system. Third, Jackson was not democratic for social reasons, such as being pro-slavery. Jacksonian views are not democratic.
Jackson was not democratic for political reasons. During his presidency many of his actions were viewed as tyrannical and his behaviors reflected that of a king rather than a president. One person drew him a carton of Jackson, where he is wearing a crown, holding a scepter in his hand, and trampling on the Constitution (Document 11). This represents that people saw Andrew Jackson as “King Andrew” because he did whatever he wanted and acted like a dictator by disobeying the Constitution. Another example was when Jackson implemented the Spoils System, which was when the President argued that there aren’t many major qualifications necessary for government jobs and that anyone can do it (Document 4). However, opponents of Jackson considered him s tyrant because he replaced experienced politicians with illiterate farmers who had no political experience just because they supported his campaign. Jackson was no democratic for many political reasons.
Jackson was not democratic for economic reasons. To start, Jackson vetoed the bill to the recharter the Second Bank of...