The Causes Of Andrew Jackson's Era Of Good Feelings

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While the War of 1812 is regarded as a relatively minor conflict between the United States and Britain the war had a far-reaching impact in the United States alone, as the Treaty of Ghent ended decades of bitter partisan infighting in government and ushered in the so-called “Era of Good Feelings.” The war also marked the deconstruction of the Federalist Party, which due to its unpatriotic opposition to the War of 1812, lost credibility and influence after the Hartford Convention. Perhaps most importantly, the war’s outcome boosted national self-confidence and encouraged the growing spirit of American expansionism and patriotism that would shape the course of the country. It was a catalyst for a shift of ideology in which the reigning model, Jeffersonian democracy, fade as Jacksonian democracy rose. Andrew Jackson, being hailed as one of the greatest heroes of the War of 1812, it was not long before he was elected as the chief executive of the United States. Jackson was elected as the…show more content…
Andrew Jackson had a particularly large problem with the idea of these privileged bank charters being given because in his eyes they gave banks too much power over the government and kept the rich wealthy and the poor disadvantaged. “It is to be regretted, that the rich and powerful bend the acts of the government to their own purposes.”(Jackson, 1832). During his term Jackson vetoed the bank charter renewal in 1832 telling congress that he did not believe the charter was constitutional. Jackson made the choice to appoint Roger Taney as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court and Taney ended privileged corporate charters making it so that charters should be available to all who chose to risk starting a business. These actions supported the poorer people who were included in the Jacksonian common man criteria and their ability to start their own businesses and adhere to Jackson’s idea of social

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