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American Politics: Essential Information. To what political party did George Washington belong?. To what political party did George Washington belong?. ANSWER! None. The 1 st political parties emerged in the late 1790s after Washington’s administration. What were the 1 st two

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American Politics: Essential Information

To what political party did

George Washington belong?

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To what political party did

George Washington belong?

ANSWER!

None. The 1st political parties

emerged in the late 1790s

after Washington’s

administration.

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What were the

1st two

political parties?

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ANSWER!

*Federalists and

*Democratic Republicans

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Who led

the Federalists?

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ANSWER!

Alexander Hamilton

John Adam

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Who led the

Democratic

Republicans?

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ANSWER!

Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson

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How did the parties

differ in their views of

government power?

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What type of economy

did each party support?

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Who supported each

political party?

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What region supported

each political party?

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Election 1800

Who won the

election of 1800?

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Election 1800

Who won the

election of 1800?

ANSWER!

Thomas Jefferson

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Election 1800

Why was the

election of 1800

important?

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Election 1800

Why was the

election of 1800

important?

ANSWER!

1st presidential

election in which

power was peacefully

transferred from one

party to another.

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Election 1800

What explains the

voting pattern

in 1800?

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Election 1800

ANSWER!

Northeast business

voted for Adams

(Federalists)

Southern farmers

voted for Jefferson

(Democratic-

Republican)

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Why was the election of

Andrew Jackson in 1828

important to American politics

in the early 19th century?

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ANSWER!

New democratic spirit,

expansion of democracy

(Hint: See the inaugural

party at the White House)

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ANSWER!

Aristocrats (those in the upper

class) who had more formal

education were seen as

best qualified to hold power in

government)

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Before 1828, why had people

been content with rule by the

“aristocracy? ?

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ANSWER!

Aristocrats had more formal

education were seen as

best qualified to hold power in

government.

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What explains the

new democratic spirit ushered

in by Andrew Jackson in 1828?

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ANSWER!

More eligible voters:

New states provided

universal manhood suffrage

(voting) to the “common man”

Older states lowered property

requirements for voting

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Why did the “common man”

come out to vote in 1828?

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ANSWER!

Americans began to see

themselves as equals and

were more eager to

participate in the

electoral process.

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What are 2 examples of the

new democratic spirit of 1828?

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ANSWER!

Delegates from states chose

candidates for President at

Nominating conventions

Andrew Jackson’s

Spoils System-

rewarding supporters

with government jobs

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