Jefferson And Jackson

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The Evolution of Democracy from Jefferson to Jackson Political To what extent was universal white manhood suffrage achieved? Jeffersonian Democracy – In Jeffersonian democracy, most states required white males to own property in order to vote. Jacksonian Democracy – Under Jacksonian Democracy, every state allowed white males to vote, even if they didn’t have property, except for the state of Rhode Island. Which citizens were considered eligible for office holding? Jeffersonian Democracy – Women were not eligible for office holding, for Jefferson often questioned their intelligence. The educated elite males should be the ones in office. Jacksonian Democracy – Jackson used the spoils system for decisions for positions in office. All white males were believed to be qualified and positions should be alternated over time. How were candidates for president chosen? Jeffersonian Democracy – Candidates for presidency were chosen by meetings of political leaders. The meetings were called caucuses. In the conferences groups of people convened and talked about who should be chosen. Jacksonian Democracy – Because of the introduction of political parties, nominating conventions chose candidates for president during Jacksonian Democracy. Nominating conventions not only chose the candidates to represent each party, but also provided the principles that each party is based on. Economic In what way did Jackson expand the concept of the “chosen class?” Jeffersonian Democracy – Jefferson’s concept was relatively short when it came to the “chosen class.” Jefferson believed that the yeoman farmer was the “chosen class” because they basically were able to rule themselves. They had no wages and chose when and how to work. Jacksonian Democracy – Jackson didn’t really have an idea of a chosen class like Jefferson did. Jackson believed that more than one class was
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