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THE BEGINNING OF AN ERA

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Robert V. Remini’s discourse, The Jacksonian Era, defined two substantial political controversies during the Jacksonian era. First, the one-party political system, from Remini’s evidence, was an encumbrance to American politics. The two-party system was more valuable to running orderly societies. Second, Remini further articulated that a democratic government, rather than an administration run by elitists, was in the best interest for the sovereignty of the American people. The dual party’s re-birth to American politics and democracy emerged during Andrew Jackson’s 1828 campaign. The Democratic Party was shaped by the values common masses placed on liberty and conflict regarding intense political issues during America’s early antebellum years. Remini’s investigation revealed that both conflicts were due to Andrew Jackson’s implementation to the presidency. However, the most instrumental reform was in Jacksonian Democracy, for without a passionate commitment to equality the United States would fall to the greed and private interests of republicanism.

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The single-party political faction appeared after the Hartford Convention in 1812. The Federalist Party posed a threat to the central government in the form of treason. This lead to the first one-party system in American politics since the discrediting of the Federalist Party rendered it no longer able to offer candidates in elections. The Republican Party was the only feasible faction left to run the country after the War of 1812. The years in which the Republican faction controlled the country under a monolithic system is known as the ‘Era of Good Feelings’, even though so many ideological positions were crowded into the one party. The epithet given to the years that...

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...and his brand of democracy by describing the American vision as en masse in the poem “Leaves of Grass”. Art forms and mansions had an ambiance of democracy with adoption of Greek and Gothic structures. So as Andrew Jackson trusted, democracy may have been beaten with the Republican win to the presidency in 1840, yet it was not subjugated and would rise again. Robert V. Remini professed that democracy did return occasionally to bring the country back to the people and further empathized that those risings were vital to steer America away from the greed and back to its democratic tenets, to make the greatness of the United States, once again, a reality for all. (R- 29, 91, 95, 115, 122)

Works Cited

Remini, Robert V. The American History Series: The Jacksonian Era. 2nd ed. Illinois: Harlan Davidson Inc, 1997. x + 150pp. Index, bibliographical essay, illustrations.
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