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The Faults of the Age of Jackson

Summary: The election of Andrew Jackson as president in 1828 led many to believe a new age of political, economic, and social equality would emerge. Jackson's administration did gain a reputation as protector of the common man. However, the Age of Jackson was marked by numerous racist policies, unconstitutional job placement in the White House, an almost totalitarian hold on government, and financial policies that created an economic depression for which his predecessor Martin Van Buren received the blame.
With the election of Andrew Jackson in 1828, many felt a new age of political, economic, and social equality was about to emerge. However, the Age of Jackson was plagued by numerous racist policies, as well as unconstitutional job placement in the White House. Jackson also slyly prepared the country for a financial panic, while handing blame to his predecessor, Martin van Buren. While the Jacksonian Democrats believed themselves to be the procurers of democracy and equality, they promoted segregation in society, took almost totalitarian hold of the government, and set the country up for an economic depression.

Jackson elevated the plight of the working man without creating equality. Instead, he heightened the separation of the classes and cruelly discriminated against those not seen as true Americans. This is first proven by the Trail of Tears. The Cherokees of Georgia were arguably the most civilized of the Native American...

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