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Jackson believed in appointing federal officers in the Democratic party Previous, non-democratic officers were fired (spoils system)Jackson also believed in a system of rotation so he could appoint other Democrats 2.Jackson Versus Adams, pp193-194Key Concepts & Main IdeasNotesAnalysisThe nation’s transformation to amore participatory democracywas accompanied by continued debates over federal power,the relationshipbetween the federal government and the states, the authorityof different branches of the federal government, and the rights and responsibilitiesof individual citizens.Jackson Versus Adams…Political change started before Jackson became president Jackson got more popular and electoral votes, but did not become president The Election of 1824…The Era of Good Feelings ended with a bitter and divisive presidential electionOld congressional caucus systems for choosing presidential candidates werebroken down 4 Democratic-Republican candidates ran for president Jackson won majority of popular votesbut not majority of the electoral college John Quincy Adams won the election Jackson and his supporters were very angry President John Quincy Adams…Adams asked Congress for more money for more internal improvements Jacksonians thought this was a waste of money and a violation of the Constitution Congress made a new tariff law alienating southern planters The Revolution of 1828…Jacksonians were ready for Jackson to become president in the new electionJackson’s party resorted to accusing Adams’ wife of being born out of wedlock which made Adams’ party accuse Jackson’s wife of adultery Jackson won the election Before answering the questions for this section, turn to page 199-200 and read “Historical Perspectives.”To what extent was the election of 1828 a “revolution?” Traditional View…Jackson’s election began the era of the common man, whenthe masses of lower class voters drove out the higher classes Opposing Whig View…Jackson’s appeal to the uneducated masses and the corruptsoils system threatened the republicArthur M. Schlesinger Jr.’s view…Jacksonian democracy relied as much on the support of eastern urban workers as on western frontiers Contemporary historians…Increased voter participation was evident in local elections before 1828 and did not reach a peak until 1840Recent historians…Jackson’s popularity was a reaction of subsistence farmers and urban workers against threatening forces of economic change Which election was a more significant “revolution” in American politics, 1800 or 1828? Explain your view.The election of 1800 because of the transfer of powerDefend your answer with three pieces of specific historical evidence.
1.It was the first time that power in the US peacefully passed from one political party to another2.The country was going to be lead as the Founders intended 3.Thomas Jefferson did many great things for the country 3.

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