“Old Hickory” Wallops clay in 1832 By: Andrew Francis and Tina Oh
Anti-Masonic Party • The anti-Masonic party emerges as the first third party. • Democratic • Anti-Jackson (Mason) • Supported by evangelical Protestants (wanted fed government to have power to make moral/religious reforms)
National Conventions • Called to name candidates • The Masons displayed yet another political innovation when they adopted formal platforms ( publicized their positions on the issues).
Henry Clay • Had a huge advantage • Had a lot of money flowing into his campaign ( The Bank of the United States). • Clay had help from the news papers when writing about Jackson.
Jackson Prevails • The common man was in support of him. (man of the people). • Had huge support in South and West. • Popular vote stood 687,502 to 530,189. • Electoral stood 219 to 49.
Connection to Topic It ties into the chapter because in this chapter it shows Jacksons power was due to the masses in the election. It shows how a lot of democratic ideals were becoming popular.