Excerpts from the First Inaugural Address of Andrew Jackson: "... In administering the laws of Congress I shall keep steadily in view the limitations as well as the extent of the Executive power trusting thereby to discharge the functions of my office without transcending its authority. ... In such measures as I may be called on to pursue in regard to the rights of the separate States I hope to be animated by a proper respect for those sovereign members of our Union, ... This I shall aim at the more anxiously both because it will facilitate the extinguishment of the national debt, the unnecessary duration of which is incompatible with real independence, ... that the spirit of equity, caution and compromise in which the Constitution was formed requires that the great interests of agriculture, commerce, and manufactures should be equally favored ... As long as our Government is administered for the good of the people, and is regulated by their will; as long as it secures to us the rights of person and of property, liberty of conscience and of the press, it will be worth defending ..." Why does Jackson list, in section 4, the interests that should be favored? Jackson wanted to show he equally respected growing regional interests. Jackson wanted to show he was in favor of commercial development. Jackson wanted to show he supported regional divisions throughout the country. Jackson wanted to show he was willing to compromise the Constitution.
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