(Doc. 9.2) Jackson was weary of the idea that a group who did not posses America"tms interests at heart could have such a large amount of control over the nation"tms economy. Document 9.2 also describes Jackson"tms fear that America could be in grave danger if the county was forced into a war with the foreign powers that controlled its bank. (Doc. 9.2) The idea of excluding foreign influence in a country is a purely nationalistic goal that Jackson strived to achieve by eliminating the bank. Finally, Jackson"tms opposition to the bank strengthened American nationalism by promoting the concept that government should be focused on the normal Americ
The people of the "Age of Jackson" also possessed pride in their government and ultimately in the nation because of their increased role in the political process. Jackson was elected president by a popular vote in every state except for two. According to Document 9.5, the Jacksonian era was characterized by faith in direct democracy and therefore the people felt that their opinions were being represented. (Doc. 9.5) The people during Jackson"tms presidency were more likely to be devoted Americas willing to spread the concept of patriotism because they participated in their government by helping to elect their leaders into office.
because he believed it benefited foreign powers and the upper class instead of the general public. (Doc.