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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>.