Chapter 11: The Jacksonian Impulse

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Chapter 11- The Jacksonian Impulse Jackson’s election By 1828, four times the amount of people voted than in 1824 The people wanted to go away from the elite and move towards the common man and Jackson represented the common man New Politicians New politicians would come about who must know the values and the wants of common people for them to be successful The people want a common man Jackson stated that he was elected to serve “The humble members of society- the farmers, mechanics, and laborers” Jacksonian Era Formal national parties They will take a stand on issues They will hold formal conventions to select the President and Vice President They will vote as a party of issues Local Party Machines form who will find housing…show more content…
Calhoun Jackson opposed nullification and says “Our Union must be preserved” Calhoun responds “Our Union, next to our liberty, most dear” States rights people will be mad at Jackson Jackson will see the letter that Calhoun wrote about him and Jackson built up resentment towards him and cut off all of Calhoun’s supporters Jackson said behind closed door that he would hang Calhoun and others Jackson says “Disunion by armed force is treason” Jacksonian Era cont. Van Buren Jackson will try to move Van Buren to be a minister of England Calhoun (ruthless) Calhoun is Vice President and is President of the Senate and will vote if there is a tie in the Senate There is a tie and Calhoun will vote no to allowing Van Buren to become a minister of England A friend of Calhoun says that he has “created the next Vice President South Carolina Problems with the Tariff South Carolina thinks that the tariff is a way to rid slavery and in South Carolina there are more slaves than…show more content…
Or do we go to Congress now?” because it is 1832 and the charter expires in 1836 Biddle goes to Clay and Webster and they take it to Congress They get enough votes to pass the charter but not enough that they would be able to override Jackson’s veto if he should Jackson knew that most people did not like the national bank Jackson said “The bank is trying to kill me, I will kill it”  He will veto it Election of 1832 Republican Democrats will change into Democrats Jackson will be their candidate with Van Buren as his running mate Democrats have no party platform and will run on Jackson’s popularity National Republicans (Baltimore) Henry Clay will be their representative Jackson wins 219 to 49 National
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