The Age of Jackson

The Age of Jackson - The Age of Jackson, 1824-1844...

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Jacksonian Democracy - The Rise of a Democratic society o There were no distinguishes between classes o Men and women from all classes ate together at common tables - Politics of the Common Man o Universal male suffrage Now all white men can vote regardless of their wealth o Party nominating conventions started in place of “King Caucus” o Popular election of the president except South Carolina in 1832 election o Two-party system Democrats Whigs o Rise of third parties Anti-Masonic party Workingmen’s party o More elected offices Most of state and local offices are now elected in to office Instead of being appointed as in the past; the change gave the voters more voice in their government o Popular campaigning o Spoils system and rotation of officeholders Jackson versus Adams - The Election of 1824 o The end to the Era of Good Feelings o Four candidates run for President (Republican party) Adams Clay Crawford Jackson o Jackson won popular vote but lacked majority that the electoral college required o House of representatives had to choose among top three candidates (which excluded Clay) o Clay influenced House o Adams appoints Clay as Secretary of State - President John Quincy Adams o Asked Congress for money for
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course HIST 101 taught by Professor Dr.dolittle during the Spring '08 term at Cedarville.

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