Give Me Liberty Study Set 3
Quiz 10: Democracy in America, 1815-1840
The Party Battles of the Jacksonian Era Reflected the Clash
The party battles of the Jacksonian era reflected the clash between public and private definitions of American freedom and their relationship to government power.
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Whigs believed that the federal government was responsible for promoting the welfare of the people and securing liberty.
Supporters of nullification claimed that the federal government was overstepping its rights and infringing on states' rights.
Daniel Webster insisted that the national government had been created by an agreement between sovereign states, each of which retained the right to prevent the enforcement within its borders of acts of Congress that exceeded the powers specifically spelled out in the document.
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