Revelations and Translations, Volume 2: Smith, and Richard Lloyd Anderson, eds.
What is the Jacksonian Democracy? Jackson's policies followed in the footsteps of Thomas Je…fferson. Jackson's Democratic Party was resisted by the rival Whig Party. More broadly, the term refers to the period of the Second Party System when Jacksonian philosophy was ascendant as well as the spirit of that era.
It can be contrasted with the characteristics of Jeffersonian democracy, which dominated the previous political era.
The Jacksonian era saw a great increase of respect and power for the common man, as the electorate expanded to include all white male adult citizens, rather than only land owners in that group. In contrast to the Jeffersonian era, Jacksonian democracy promoted the strength of the executive branch and the Presidency at the expense of Congressional power, while also seeking to broaden the public's participation in government.
Jacksonians believed in enfranchising all white men, rather than just the propertied class, and supported the patronage system that enabled politicians to appoint their supporters into administrative offices, arguing it would reduce the power of elites and prevent aristocracies from emerging.
They demanded elected not appointed judges and rewrote many state constitutions to reflect the new values. In national terms the Jacksonians favored geographical expansion, justifying it in terms of Manifest Destiny.
There was usually a consensus among both Jacksonians and Whigs that battles over slavery should be avoided. The Jacksonian Era lasted roughly from Jackson's election until the slavery issue became dominant after and the American Civil War dramatically reshaped American politics as the Third Party System emerged.
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Jacksonian Democracy labels a period in time when there was a populist realization that the government existed for the people and not only for the elite. It allowed for many m…ore voting rights for the wage earners due to reform of state voting law that eliminated property ownership as a voting right requirement.The Populist party was very much a direct heir from the Jacksonian Democrats.
The two parties had the same type of support from small farmers, and both parties feared a strong central government. The only differences bewteen the party were caused by the two different time periods they were in. Jacksonian Democrats are often viewed as prompting political democracy, equal opportunity, and personal liberty, while in fact, these seeds had already been planted in Americans, and the Jacksonian Democrats had only just come to power when they were in full bloom/5(2).
Both were significantly made up of southern and western farmers and industrial laborers. Both wanted to repeal the national bank. Both wanted a direct election of officers, rather than through a.
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