The presidential candidacy of Martin Van Buren on the Free-Soil ticket in —a protest against growing southern power within the Democracy—amply symbolized northern Democratic alienation. The proper road to reform, according to Jackson, lay in an absolute acceptance of majority rule as expressed through the democratic process.
Through a lavishly financed coalition of state parties, political leaders, and newspaper editors, a popular movement had elected the president. And, as I had mentioned earlier about enslaved people being removed with the tribes, there would be lasting societal conflicts with these people who would eventually become freedmen in these societies.
So, when was the Indian Removal Act actually passed? Eager to build up the country as it already existed, they were cool to territorial expansion.
In other ways, too, Jackson expanded the scope of presidential authority. Andrew Jackson is known to have harbored animosity for Native Americans. One sector of society that would have been really upset by this was Christian missionaries.
They systematically sought out potential voters and brought them to the polls.
Whigs defended economic development's broad benefits, while Democrats stressed the new forms of dependence that it created. The US government mandates that they do, but of course that creates some societal tensions. Few mainstream Jacksonians had moral qualms about black enslavement or any desire to meddle with it where it existed.
He argued it was not the federal government's job to fund projects of such a local nature and or those lacking a connection to the nation as a whole. So remind us who Andrew Jackson was and how he came to politics.