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The Evolution of Democracy from Jefferson to Jackson Tim Tew Matt Demchak Mr. Hoffar Questions Jeffersonian Democracy Jacksonian Democracy To what extent was the universal white manhood suffrage achieved? Limited property requirements, but still believed a property requirement was a test of character that a man of initiative should be able to meet Property requirements were eliminated. Which citizens were considered eligible for office-holding? Educated elite should rule, although he proposed education for all to prepare poorer individuals for public office All men were qualified to hold office, and positions should be rotated. How were candidates for President chosen Candidates were chosen by caucuses of political leaders Nominating conventions In what way did Jackson expand the concept of the “chosen class”? Saw the yeoman farmer as the “chosen class” Jackson saw planters, laborers, and mechanics as well as farmers in the “chosen class” How did each man view industrialization? Originally feared the consequences of industrialization Accepted Industrialization as essential to the American economy How did the Charles River

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