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In terms of Hamiltonian vs Jeffersonian principles, Jackson was a. primarily Jeffersonian regarding Nullification and Hamiltonian regarding the Bank b. Hamiltonian regarding Nullification and...

In terms of Hamiltonian vs Jeffersonian principles, Jackson was

a. primarily Jeffersonian regarding Nullification and Hamiltonian regarding the Bank

b. Hamiltonian regarding Nullification and Jeffersonian regarding the Bank.

c. always Jeffersonian.

d. always Hamiltonian.

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The best answer here is B.

Alexander Hamilton was a Federalist.  This meant that he wanted a strong national government instead of a system in which states had a great deal of power.  On the issue of nullification, Jackson supported the federal government against the states.  Alexander Hamilton also supported the idea of a Bank of the United States that would help make America a richer and more industrial country.  Jefferson believed more in a nation of small farmers.  Jackson was Jeffersonian with regard to the Bank.  He destroyed it because he felt it was a tool of the elites.  Therefore, B is the right answer.

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