Andrew Jackson Dbq Analysis

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1. To what extent did the presidency of Andrew Jackson represent a move toward democratization? Andrew Jackson was elected president in 1828. He was remarkable as representative of the “common man”. He was born to poor Irish immigrant parents. He grew up in a poor family unlike earlier presidents who mostly were from aristocracy family. When he became president, he had earned wealth and estate, but he still received support from ordinary voters as well. Andrew Jackson limited the size of the government, prohibited trade with England and France to democratize the US and reduced taxes. When there was a conflict about high tariffs of imported products that illuminate a tension between state and federal power, he eased the problem by lowered the…show more content…
Lucretia Mott and Elizabeth Cady Stanton discussed the possibility of a women's rights convention when they were prevented from speaking at an anti-slavery convention in London in 1840. However, after the Civil War, some of the suffragettes were outraged when black men got the vote but not white women. Susan B. Anthony wrote indignantly about: "Patrick and Sambo and Wong Tong making laws for the daughters of Adams and Jefferson, women of wealth and education". As with the suffragette movement in the UK, there was a strong class element to the struggle. The suffragette movement gained strength in America after black men got the vote (though most southern black men were effectively disenfranchised by literacy laws, the poll tax, threats and intimidation etc). Just as, in the UK, the movement grew when working class men got the vote. In both countries there was great resentment amongst upper class women that men of inferior social status could vote, when they couldn't. It spurred them on to greater efforts. The abolition movement was the movement to abolish slavery. It occurred between the late 1700s and the mid-1860s and was a major cause of the Civil

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