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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?


To what political party did

George Washington belong?

ANSWER!

None. The 1st political parties

emerged in the late 1790s

after Washington’s

administration.


What were the

1st two

political parties?


ANSWER!

*Federalists and

*Democratic Republicans


Who led

the Federalists?


ANSWER!

Alexander Hamilton

John Adam


Who led the

Democratic

Republicans?


ANSWER!

Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson


How did the parties

differ in their views of

government power?


What type of economy

did each party support?


Who supported each

political party?


What region supported

each political party?


Election 1800

Who won the

election of 1800?


Election 1800

Who won the

election of 1800?

ANSWER!

Thomas Jefferson


Election 1800

Why was the

election of 1800

important?


Election 1800

Why was the

election of 1800

important?

ANSWER!

1st presidential

election in which

power was peacefully

transferred from one

party to another.


Election 1800

What explains the

voting pattern

in 1800?


Election 1800

ANSWER!

Northeast business

voted for Adams

(Federalists)

Southern farmers

voted for Jefferson

(Democratic-

Republican)


Why was the election of

Andrew Jackson in 1828

important to American politics

in the early 19th century?


ANSWER!

New democratic spirit,

expansion of democracy

(Hint: See the inaugural

party at the White House)


Who participated in politics

before 1828?


ANSWER!

Aristocrats (those in the upper

class) who had more formal

education were seen as

best qualified to hold power in

government)


Before 1828, why had people

been content with rule by the

“aristocracy? ?


ANSWER!

Aristocrats had more formal

education were seen as

best qualified to hold power in

government.


What explains the

new democratic spirit ushered

in by Andrew Jackson in 1828?


ANSWER!

More eligible voters:

New states provided

universal manhood suffrage

(voting) to the “common man”

Older states lowered property

requirements for voting


Why did the “common man”

come out to vote in 1828?


ANSWER!

Americans began to see

themselves as equals and

were more eager to

participate in the

electoral process.


What are 2 examples of the

new democratic spirit of 1828?


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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