Sunday, October 3, 2010
Andrew Jackson's opponents, fuming at his ironfisted exercise of presedential power , condemmed him as "King Andrew I" and began to coalesce as the Whigs. The cement that held the whig party together was only the hatred of Jackson . The Whig party thought of themselves as conservatives , yet they were progressive in their support of active governments and reforms.The whig party called for internal imrovements like canals, railroads, telegraphs lines , and they supported institutions like asylums, prisons, and public schools. In the end the whigs claimed to be the defenders of the common man and declared the democrats the party of corruption.