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Chapter 13. Part 2 The Rise of Jacksonian Democracy

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Dan Herber Period 2 Ritter Chapter 13 Part 2: The Rise of Jacksonian Democracy 1824- 1830 I. The Jacksonian “Revolution of 1828” Jackson beat Adams in both popular votes and electoral college The politics were shifting towards the West “People’s President” Adams remained a politician and was in great popularity II. The Advent of “Old Hickory” Jackson Jackson had been through many illnesses and wounds, so he was a “typical” Western Was an orphan and wasn’t to smart as a child He was a man with a violent temper, he got into many duels, fights, anti-federalist, “Old Hickory” Jackson commanded fear and respect He allowed commoners into the White House III. Jackson Nationalizes the Spoils System The spoils system: rewarding supporters with good positions in office He thought young blood was more important than experience IV. More Victors than Spoils He started small, but caused many problems with the rejected The spoils system denied many able people a chance to contribute
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Unformatted text preview: • Built on the expected gift of the contributors to the party V. Cabinet Crises and Nationalistic Setbacks • Consoled the newspapers for news about critics • In 1831, Secretary of War John H. Eaton had married Peggy O’Neale, which was scandalous • Calhoun resigned as vice-president and turned increasingly sectionalist. • Jackson was hostile to roads and canals, only allowed interstates VI. The Webster-Hayne Forensic Duel • New England didn’t want so many people going to the West so they proposed a resolution designed to curb the sale of public lands • The South and Hayne wanted this to be nullified because they were rivals with the North • Webster and the North said that the states should be able to decide VII. Websterian Cement for the Union • Webster’s ideas were spread in print and even reached a young Lincoln • Jackson had to make a decision on the state’s rights...
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