10.07- Jacksonianism- Democracy and Opportunity

10.07- Jacksonianism- Democracy and Opportunity - 10/07/08...

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10/07/08 Jacksonianism: Democracy and Opportunity I. Life (1767-1845) -most simultaneously beloved and hated figure in American politics until FDR -national military hero out of the west -the Age of Jackson is partly an age of conflict and class warfare -conflict between urban masses and the corporate powerhouses -conflict between farming folk and capitalists -conflict between Frontiersmen “New Americans” vs. Elitist East -1 st congressman from Tennessee -senator -judge -Head of the Tennessee Militia in the War of 1812 -defeated various Indian tribes -elected president 1828-1836 -1 st president not from VA or MA II. Historical Setting of Jacksonianism A. Democratization of America -dramatically democratized between 1812 and 1830 -1212-1821- 6 western states enter the Union -suffrage granted to almost all white men -new states always more generous in suffrage rights -development of the early factory system -a laboring population of factory workers -development of mass democracy and development of a party system
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This note was uploaded on 02/22/2012 for the course HIST 2312 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '10 term at Texas State.

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