Jacksonian Democracy: Andrew Jackson's Political System

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The presidential election of 1828 brought a great victory for Andrew Jackson. Jackson campaign received 70 percent of the votes cast in the Electoral College, popular participation in the election also increased as well, to a new high of 60 percent. Which more than doubled the turnout for the 1824 election. Jackson clearly headed a sweeping political movement (Locks). Andrew Jackson was one of the most powerful and influential presidents of the nineteenth century. America 's seventh president, serving between 1829 and 1837, Jacksonian policy implemented varies changes to government that greatly affected the territorial, political, and economic development of the United States. Andrew Jackson also was the first president from a state other than Virginia or Massachusetts. He boldly proclaimed himself to be an extension of the common man and…show more content…
Jackson was the winner in Electoral College votes. But was not given the presidency the House of Representatives had to choose between the top two candidates because none of the candidate received majority votes in Electoral College. After losing the “corrupt bargain” presidential election of 1824, Jackson expanded upon his political base in the lower and mid-South, pulling together many strands of disaffection from around the country.( Jacksonian Democracy) Jackson successfully challenging President John Quincy Adams in 1828, Jackson’s supporters played mainly on his image as a manly warrior, framing the contest as one between Adams who could write and Jackson who could fight. Andrew Jackson was elected president 1828. Jackson began to refine the democratic politics and ideology.
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