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Title: Jacksonian Democracy


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Jacksonian Democracy
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Jacksonian Democracy compared with Jeffersonian
Democracy
  • Jefferson
  • Believed that capable, well-educated leaders
    should govern in peoples interests.
  • Reelected chiefly an agricultural society.
  • Limited democracy mainly to its political aspects.

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Andys turn
  • Jackson
  • Believed that the people themselves should manage
    governmental affairs.
  • Reflected an agricultural and industrial society.
  • Expanded democracy to include social and economic
    aspects

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Political aspects of the Jackson Era
  • 1. Democracy in the states. (qualifications,
    elected vice appointed officials, term lengths.)
  • 2. Democracy in Presidential elections. Down
    with King Caucus. Conventions instead.

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  • 3. Democratic view of the Presidency. The veto,
    South Carolina challenge, refusal to enforce
    Marshall decision regarding the Cherokee.
  • 4. Spoils system. To the victory belong the
    spoils. Encouraged turnover and this protected
    against built-in aristocracy.

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Economic aspects of the Jacksonian Era
  • 1. Cheap land. 80 acres for as little as 1.25
    an acre. Squatters rights.
  • 2. Growth of Trade Unions. Located mainly in
    large cities.

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