Andrew Jackson's Presidency(1990 DBQ)

This decision angered many people, and in Daniel Webster's reply to President Jackson's veto(Doc. C), Webster states "It manifestly seeks to inflame the poor against the rich; it wantonly attacks whole classes of people, for the purpose of turning against them the prejudices and the resentment of other classes.aE Webster thought that Jackson's veto was a way to get the economic classes to clash together. He blames Jackson that he is trying to separate the country. Webster also states that the veto "extends the grasp of executive pretension over every power of the government.aE, implying that Jackson thinks that he can overpower any form of the government or any law that the government has made.

The Jacksonian Democrats and their president did, however strive to expand political democracy. President Jackson appealed to the working classes(Doc. A) and held the first nominating conventions. Jackson also used the spoils system and awarded those who were loyal to the party by assigning them a governmental office.

President Jackson completed so much that in a visit to the United States in 1834, British reporter Harriet Martiuneau had nothing but


 
 
 
 
 
 



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