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jackson dbq notes - -even before the election of 1828, the...

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-even before the election of 1828, the temporarily united Republicans of the Era of Good Feelings had split into two camps; the National Republicans led by Adam and the Democratic-Republicans led by Jackson -much of the talk was political hyperbole; Jackson was no frontier farmer but a wealthy planter. He was born in a log cabin but now lived in a luxurious manor off the labor of his many slaves. Adams, though perhaps an aristocrat, was far from corrupt. -Jackson’s strongest support came from the West and south; middle states and old northwest were divided, while Adams won New England; when popular vote was converted into electoral votes, Jackson’s triumph could not be denied; electoral count of 178 to 83 -as part of the spoils system, Jackson rewarded his supporters with high positions in office; he thought it was time for a change in the officers from aristocratic and bureaucratic to democratic because each generation needed a chance in office; scandal was inevitable, and people incapable of holding these positions were granted them; made
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This note was uploaded on 02/25/2012 for the course HIST 3373B taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '08 term at Texas State.

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