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Jacksonian Democracy. Jackson’s Election. In the election of 1828 Andrew Jackson won almost 70% of all votes Jackson warned the nation was corrupted by policies of the second bank (special privilege) Started a new direction in American politics. “Champion of the Common Man”.

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jackson s election
Jackson’s Election
  • In the election of 1828 Andrew Jackson won almost 70% of all votes
  • Jackson warned the nation was corrupted by policies of the second bank (special privilege)
  • Started a new direction in American politics
champion of the common man
“Champion of the Common Man”
  • Wanted to help the common man
  • Jeffersonian ideals
  • Jackson felt as though the common people’s interests were ignored by Clay and Adams
  • Believed in the importance of an absolute acceptance of majority rule
  • Utilized the “Spoils System”.
  • Increased voting rights to all white male adult citizens.
different perspectives
Different Perspectives
  • Adversaries of the Jacksonian Democrats include southern slaveholders
  • Opposition’s Core is mainly in area’s with higher commerce.
  • Whig party were known adversaries.
our opinion
Our Opinion
  • Jackson was a very strong and domineering leader
  • We believed he was an angry president
  • Overreacted all the time
  • Didn’t handle things in a correct diplomatic and lawful way.
racism classism
Racism/ Classism
  • The Jacksonian democratic party was self proclaimed as the embodiment of the people’s will while Whigs were called “aristocrats”
  • Jackson political base was centered in the South
  • Democrats were generally anti abolitionist, anti-egalitarian
  • Party supported mostly slaveholders northern slavery sympathizers.
benefits
Benefits
  • Led to the creations of the Democratic party
  • Benefitted the common white man
  • Benefitted frontiersmen due to Indian Removal Act.
works cited
Works Cited
  • "Jacksonian Democracy and Modern America." UsHistory.org. Independence Hall      Association, n.d. Web. 4 Mar. 2014. <http://www.ushistory.org/us/      23f.asp>.
  • "Jacksonian Democratic Party." Pbs .org. Red Hill Productions, n.d. Web. 3 Mar.      2014. <http://www.pbs.org/kcet/andrewjackson/edu/      democraticparty.html>. 
  • "Andrew Jackson." History.com. A&E Television Networks, n.d. Web. 4 Mar. 2014.      <http://www.history.com/topics/us-presidents/andrew-jackson/pictures/ andrew-jackson/jackson_neworleans>. 
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