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Unformatted text preview: HIST 3071: Louisiana History Spring 2008 Dr. Alecia P. Long 2.14.08 LOUSIANA I N T HE AGE OF JACKSON History is politics projected into the past.M.N. Pokrovsky In the case of Louisiana, history also provides a basis for understanding the states politics in the present. When is the Age of Jackson ? * 1820s-1840s * Also called the Antebellum period (before the Civil War) What does it mean ? * Jacksonan American icon * The common man * Class distinctionsnot all equal * Benefit of Frontier * Politics of Personality---Jackson was gambler, drinker, fighter o The presidential office never the same1 st President who was a common man, rise to the office is the most important in political history Jackson Era Also I ncludes : * Rise of the common man * Evidence of class distinctions * Benefits of the frontier o Interest in going West for success * Rise of political parties o Federalists o republicans * Aggressive campaigning * Charges of political corruption What about Louisiana : * 1820LA was still isolated o Travel only available by water, no roads...
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