Guardians of Freedom?
The first and truest ideals of democracy were embodied in the political
ideas of Andrew Jackson and the Jacksonian democrats. Calling themselves the
guardians of the United States Constitution, the Jacksonian politicians engendered
wide spread liberty under a government which represented all men, rather than only
the upper class. While some policies under the democrats had evident flaws, they
were, for the most part, eager social reformers who strived to put the
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