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Age of Jackson. Andrew Jackson. 1829-1837 P.P - Democrat VP – John Calhoun, Martin Van Buren. Election of 1828. Voters were tired of aristocracy Gov’t in which power is given to those best qualified (rich,elite) Voters saw themselves as equal to aristocrats (rich,elite). Election of 1828.

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andrew jackson
Andrew Jackson
  • 1829-1837
  • P.P - Democrat
  • VP – John Calhoun, Martin Van Buren
election of 1828
Election of 1828
  • Voters were tired of aristocracy
    • Gov’t in which power is given to those best qualified (rich,elite)
  • Voters saw themselves as equal to aristocrats (rich,elite)
election of 18284
Election of 1828
  • Property requirements for eligible voters eliminated as new states joined union
  • More “common” people voted
  • State conventions nominated candidates for President
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Andrew Jackson
  • First President from west of Appalachian Mt
  • “Man of the Common People”
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Andrew Jackson
  • Introduced the spoils system to national politics
spoils system hook up
Spoils System (hook-up)
  • A practice of using public offices to benefit members of the victorious party
jackson s veto power
Jackson’s Veto Power
  • Congress passed law to re-charter the national bank
  • Jackson vetoed law
    • Bank was tool of elite aristocrats in east
election of 1832
Election of 1832
  • Veto became major issue in 1832 election against Henry Clay
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Jackson’s Veto Power
  • Jackson won election and ended the national bank
  • He put all national money into state banks
panic of 1837
Panic of 1837
  • Economic recession caused by Jackson ending national bank
  • State banks mismanaged money causing the US economy to slow down
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Andrew Jackson
  • Remembered as first President of the people