Chapter 13: The Rise of a Mass Democracy, 1824-1840 – 25 points1.What were the advantages and disadvantages of the new politics of mass democracy? Were such things as the spoils system, party
2.Did John Quincy Adams’s cold personality make him a less competent president than popular hero Andrew Jackson? Why did Americans come to expect their presidents to be charismatic men of the people as well as skilled political leaders or administrators?What American presidents fit well into the Jackson mold?
3.How dramatically did President Jackson change the balance of power between the three branches of government? Did he dramatically expand the power of the executive branch?