Essay On Jacksonian Democracy

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Shayna Chenoweth
Mrs. Abrams/Mr. Gazette
8th Grade Social Studies/English
March 28, 2014
Jacksonian Democracy
“We are beginning a new era in our government. I cannot too strongly urge the necessity of a rigid economy and an inflexible determination not to enlarge the income beyond the real necessities of the government.” Andrew Jackson had once said (“Andrew Jackson Quote.”) Although Andrew Jackson accomplished many things during his presidency, he should never be considered to be in the Presidents Hall of Fame. This all started with his abuse to the spoils system.
With Jackson as President, he promised “equal protection and equal benefits” for all Americans, well all white Americans. Jackson had promised his supporters a position in the government in return for political support. Jackson kept his promises by removing about 20% or 919 officials and replaced them with supporters (“Spoils System (Andrew Jackson”.) He kept using the spoils system till the late 1860s, when people demanded a civil service system. In the Pendleton Act of 1883, this created a Civil System Commission t...

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