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How democratic was Andrew Jackson DBQ?

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Jackson's name is usually associated with Jacksonian democracy or the shift and expansion of democracy with the passing of some political power from established elites to ordinary voters based on political parties. "The Age of Jackson" shaped the national agenda and American politics. Jackson's philosophy as President was similar to that of Thomas Jefferson, advocating Republican values held by the Revolutionary War generation. 
As for me, he was one of the most anti-democratic leaders the USA ever had, as he believed that the president's authority was derived from the people and that public officials should obey their will or resign.

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