so with that slight issue the dr party split into

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Unformatted text preview: Rs become Whigs in 1832 and Republicans in 1852] and the rise of third parties. The creation of more elected offices on the local level. An increase in popular campaigning processes. The end of the Caucus system [congressional caucus chooses party nominees] in 1824. That year, the caucus chose William Crawford of Georgia as the DR candidate, but other DRs put themselves forward in their regions as sectional candidates – thus boycotting the caucus as undemocratic and ending its role in nominating candidates. The nominating convention was developed in the 1830s. - The creation of the Second Party System in 1834 also helped greatly. *The Election of 1824 and J.Q. Adams’ Administration* 98 - The Presidential Election of 1824 was a four way one: Andrew Jackson [West] vs. J.Q. Adams [NE] vs. Henry Clay [Old Northwest] vs. William Crawford [South]. The result was that, while Andrew Jackson led in both electoral and popular votes, he was unable to obtain a majority. - The election was then thrown into the House of Representatives, where each state would cast one vote to select the President. Clay was dropped, as he was in last place, Crawford had a stroke…so it was down to Jackson and Adams. It was close, but all of a sudden, Clay [Speaker of the House] decided to back Adams. - Jackson supporters called Adams’ victory the “Corrupt Bargain” b/c soon after the election Clay was chosen Secretary of State in Adams’ administration and his American System was supported. - So, with that slight issue, the DR party split into the… National Republicans [J.Q. supporters] – the NRs generally favored a more involved gov’t that had an active role in numerous aspects of peoples’ lives. Democrats [Jackson supporters] – the Democrats had a wide range of views, but basically they stuck to the Jefferson concept of an agrarian society w/limited gov’t intervention and feared the concentration of economic and political power. They stressed the importance of individual freedom and were against reform b/c it required a more activist go...
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