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(King Andrew, 1832)
This 1833 political caricature shows Andrew Jackson as a tyrannical ruler, holding a scepter in one hand, a veto in the other, and standing on the U.S. Constitution, which has been torn to pieces. While many in the 1800s argued that Jackson brought forth the Age of the Common Man, others argued that his style of government was decidedly undemocratic and certainly not in favor of the common man. Which position do you believe is more accurate? Considering this position, what do you believe was the greatest impact (positive or negative) to society during the Age of Jackson? Why?
Your journal entry must be at least 200 words in length. No references or citations are necessary.
King Andrew the first (Political cartoon of President Andrew Jackson) [Drawing]. (1832). Wikimedia Commons. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:King_Andrew_the_First_(political_cartoon_of_President_Andrew_Jackson).jpg