What was Andrew Jackson's vision for the U.S.?

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Andrew Jackson's vision for the United States was essentially what we would call a populist vision today.  Jackson believed strongly in the idea of democracy and of rule by and for the "common man."  It was for this reason that Jackson took actions like the destruction of the Second Bank of the United States.  Jackson believed that the elites of society were pushing for policies that were detrimental to the masses. Therefore, his vision of America was one in which the masses were empowered and had a great deal of influence over government policies.  In this way, they could get the government to enact policies that helped the masses and cut away at the power of the elites.