[tags: Age of Jackson, American History] - How might we distinguish ‘Jacksonian democracy’ from ‘Jeffersonian democracy’.
A period of nearly 30 years are associated with the Presidency of Jefferson, his successors and his ‘democracy’ from 1801 until Andrew Jackson’s election in 1828.
A vision of a united, equal America, limited government and natural aristocracy ruled the Jeffersonian style of democracy.
(Doc C) Jackson did indeed have other interests in the back and it made perfect sense for him to veto it, for he despised Henry Clay, the one who proposed the re-charter of the bank.
He also chose to veto the bank because, if he had not done so, the South and the West (who, together, elected him) would be alienated.