Jacksonian Democracy DBQ Jacksonian democracy was a time of mass democracy. Government was beginning to shift towards a government run by the people, and represented by the people. In the election of 1824 all the candidates ran as Democratic-Republicans (PK). Andrew Jackson would lose to John Q. Adams due to the “corrupt bargain” and the new political party the democrats would emerge. Jacksonian democrats were only guardians of political democracy, individual liberty and equality of economic opportunity, and the United States Constitution when it benefitted them.
Jackson was quite unlike any other president of the United States. Previously ii had been about aristocracy but once Jackson came to power it was about democracy. He liked the fact that he was closely associated to the common man and this is why he was so popular. “Era of the common man” is the title given by the Jacksonians. Jackson’s inauguration took place on the 4th of March, 1829.
These are the view things that Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson had the same beliefs on. They also both believed that by the people of the nation was a candidate for president best chosen. Even though they didn’t have a lot of the same beliefs they both had peoples respect. And they also were pretty successful at being president. All the other ideas in the Jeffersonian Democracy and Jacksonian Democracy were different.
How far do you agree with the view that in the years from 1829-37, Andrew Jackson democratised American politics? Elected in 1829, Andrew Jackson ultimately became known as the “People’s president”, and is known to have democratised America during his presidency. Jackson founded the democratic party and developed its party politics, following this he attempted to end bureaucracy in Congress with the rotation of office, and can often be seen to put the needs of the country above his own views such as during the 1832 Nullification Crisis. However other aspects of his presidency may show Jackson to have been largely undemocratic in his personality and politics, such as his personal rivalry and feuds taking priority over his politics, his common disregard for the Constitution, linking to his oppression shown to certain social groups such as blacks, Indian tribes and women. This lack of democracy and in many cases, violence, towards the mentioned groups leads me to the overall conclusion that whilst Jackson may have attempted and possibly succeeded in democratising politics, at the same time he failed to democratise American society.
Andrew Jackson. HarperCollins Publishers Inc. By Robert V. Remini Andrew Jackson was the most complex of presidents in American history and is a very interesting subject to study. Many historians study President Jackson’s life and the Jacksonian Era, some colleges even have a major of Jacksonian history. One of those that have taken part into studying President Jackson is Robert V. Remini, author of the book Andrew Jackson. Robert V. Remini is an expert in the studies of Andrew Jackson.
The change in politics played a key role in the structuring and decisions of the Gilded Age. The first major change was the shifting of power from the president to the congress. In 1866, Congress overrode Johnson’s veto to pass the first major legislation: the Civil Right Act of 1866. Moreover, Congress went on to limit the president’s constitutional power through the Tenure of Office Act. Shifting the power of Congress created competition between the two parties to dominate the Congress.
But the basics of their philosophies were the same. The Jacksonian Democracy during 1820s to the 1840s was the way America was ran by President Thomas Jefferson. Being a former common man, Jefferson gave more power to those in his former position and limited the power of the aristocracies which created a balance. Jackson believed in the power of the president and the constitution that gives him the presidential power. This power caused principles in Jacksonian Democracy including Manifest Destiny.
The Electoral College is the complex method by which the United States of America elects its president. While conducive to the political environment of the Founding Fathers, elections in the United States have changed dramatically since that time, and thus the Electoral College has outlived its usefulness in American politics. The Electoral College was established at a time where communications technology was limited, and thus the founders had to consider the potential of an uninformed electorate. In addition, states have altered the method by which electoral votes are allocated. The Electoral College also unequally apportions electoral votes due to the significant population increase since it was established.
The era dominated by Andrew Jackson and his followers ushered in a period of development in democracy. Jacksonian economic policy, changes in election politics, and the Second Great Awakening were some prominent causes of changes that occurred in the developing democracy of the United States from 1820 to 1840. These changes entailed the economic chaos and shift of economical advantages away from the elite class through Jacksonian economic policy, the start of catering to the “common man” when campaigning for president, and the move towards individualism and rationalism in the Second Great Awakening. Andrew Jackson had an enormous influence on the economy of the United States. In Jackson’s time, there was a growth in the market economy because more people understood how banks, tariffs, and internal improvements affected their lives.
American Experience: Alexander Hamilton Alexander Hamilton’s life was a remarkable story of how a man thru his actions and beliefs changed in many ways not only the economy of the U.S but also was a major part of the revolution of our country. Even though not many people know a lot about him as we do with more famous characters such as George Washington, he is one of the founding fathers of the U.S, thanks to him also we have the same political parties that are the Democrats and the Republicans, he also was the one with the idea to make currency for the dollar instead of the common exchange of good or gold, he had major ideas also like the industrialization of the nation so it may reach its full economic potential, also he had the idea of credit and banks giving loan to people so they may spend and keep the economy of the nation moving instead of only having what you earn, off course this ideas was considered out of proportions or crazy if you want to put it in those words because people didn’t believed in a certain place where you could ask for money and repay it with interests, or even people didn’t believe in opening such a place that now a days we know as banks. He had a major impact in today’s economy, thanks to his ideas about credit and the making a common currency thru ought the nation made the nation become the richest one in the world, today we still use his ideas such as the common currency known as the dollar, and the credit and banks are know a common place were peplum can ask for money in order to pay a debt or ask for a loan to open businesses and repay them in certain amounts of time with interests, but we’ve moved a long way since his idea, know we have credit cards, and everybody else in the world have a common currency in their country, in fact there isn’t a single nation in the world that doesn’t have their own currency, also America didn’t