Chapter 13 The Rise of Mass Democracy

Chapter 13 The Rise - Chapter 13 The Rise of Mass Democracy A New Democracy(Jacksonian Democracy 1 Influx of participation of the common man in

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Chapter 13 The Rise of Mass Democracy A. New Democracy (Jacksonian Democracy) 1. Influx of participation of the common man in politics End to elitism 2. Two events that will hasten participation of common man in politics (a) Panic of 1819- where the people thought that the Bank of the United States was the cause of their problems. They thought that they were elite and was design to give government privilege to a small group people (b) Missouri Compromise- to the south and the common man, you better get involved in politics because if we don’t, our way of life will be destroyed which means getting rid of slavery. 3. Emergence of a 2 party system (a) Republicans (Jeffersonian) split so we’ll call them the Jackson Wing and the Adams Wing (b) Whigs 1830s was founded by people that hated Jackson (c) political parties accepted checks and balances From book- The old suspicion of political parties as illegitimate disrupters of society’s natural harmony gave way to an acceptance of the sometimes wild contentiousness of political life. Contentiousness means argument New forms of politicking Advent of universal white manhood suffrage End of property qualification
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B. Election of 1824 1.Candidates -> Republicans (Dem-Rep) John Quincy Adams Jackson Clay-speaker of house Crawford 2. Jackson-most popular/electoral votes No majority in Electoral College
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