Jacksonian Democracy

  • Three Fourths Men Could Not Vote As A Requirement

    Three Fourths Men Could Not Vote As A Requirement
    About three fourths of all free men could meet the property-ownership requirement because they owned a farm or shop. That qualified the proportion as men worked for wages in the expanding industries. Without their own farm or shop, they could not vote.
  • Women To Vote Ballot 1807

    Women To Vote Ballot 1807
    Right For Women To Vote 1807 The new constitution did not allow women the right to vote. New Jersey assembled. The states of women voters had been unclear for decades.The 1776 New Jersey Constitution had stated that all inhabitants of the state could vote. Women voted in large numbers until 1807.
  • Rewrote Constituitions Early 1800's

    Rewrote Constituitions Early 1800's
    Rewrote Constitutions 1800'sThe new state cnstitutions expanded the electorate by putting an end to the property requirement. In most states, any white man who paid a tax could vote and hold office. The changes increased participation in elections. The expansion of democracy did not benefit all Americans. The new constitutions also took the vote away from all free African Americans, even those with property.
  • Panic of 1819

    Panic of 1819
    The Post War of 1812 made Banks throughout the country fail, mortgages foreclosed, and falling prices triggered widespread unemployment.The new state constitutions expanded by the economic losses and removed many voters from the rolls. All regions of the country were impacted and did not return until 1824.
  • Four Candidates

    Four Candidates
    Four CandidatesFour Democratic Republicans hoped to replace Monroe in the White House. There was a closed meeting for the party members and they were in charge of choosing a candidate. Andrew Jackson and Henry Clay provided greater competition for Adams.
  • The House Decides the Election

    The House Decides the Election
    House Decides ElectionJackson won more popular votes than Adams. Jackson did well in the southern states and in the western part of the country. Adams ran strongest in the Northeast, but neither Adams or Jackson won a majority of the electoral votes needed for election. Clay threw his support to Adams, which Adams became President. Clay " Secretary of state" and Jackson accused them of a "corrupt bargain" in which he thought Clay supported Adams in exchange for an appointment as Secretary of State.
  • Political Map

    Political Map
  • Adams Pushed For Aggressive Program

    Adams Pushed For Aggressive Program
    Adams Pushed For Aggressive ProgramAdams pushed for an aggressive program of federal spending for internal improvements and scientific exploration. Jackson and other critics criticized the program called "aristocratic" for favoring the wealthy over the common people.
  • The Election of 1824

    The Election of 1824
    Election 1824As a new political party emerged, the nation expanded it's concept of democracy in some ways and narrowed it in others. As the presidential election of 1824 approached, two-term President James Monroe announced that he would not seek a third term.
  • Jackson Looks Ahead to 1828

    Jackson Looks Ahead to 1828
    Jackson Looks Ahead 1828Jackson and is supporters prepared for the next election. Jackson relied on Martin Van Buren, and in the 1824 presidential election, a growing number of states had chosen their presidential electors based on popular vote. That was a method used in the first presidential elections, in which state legislatures chose electors.
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    Election of 1824 - Jackson Wins Election of 1828

    Jackson decided to run for President in 1824. Jackson won more popular votes than Adams. In the 1824 Presidential Election, a growing number of states chose their President electors based on popular vote. By Election 1828, Jackson's supporters called themselves Democrats. Democrats defended the use of jobs as rewards for political loyalty.
  • Jackson and the Democrats Win the Election of 1828

    Jackson and the Democrats Win the Election of 1828
    Jackson defeated Adams with having 56% of the popular votes and two-thirds of the electoral votes, The party promised a return to Jeffersonian principles: strong states and a weak federal government that would not interfere in slavery.
  • S.C Haults Votes In 1836

    S.C Haults Votes In 1836
    Every state but South Carolina was choosing electors based on the popular vote. Voters also had an increased role in choosing other state and local officials across the country. The use of party memebers was replaced in many cases by more public conventions in which voters had a greater say in who became a candidat in office.
  • Democrats Change Politics

    Democrats Change Politics
    Democrats innovated a party structure in which they developed a discipline system of local and state committees and conventions. The party cast out anyone who broke with party discipline. Elections also became the business of professional politicians and managers. The new party rewarded the faithful with government jobs. Where as Adams had displaced only a dozen government officials when he became President, Jackson replaced hundreds. He used the government jobs to reward Democratic Activists.