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Furthermore it looks like people in Latin American really enjoy democracy and its’ benefits, as they also consider it to be the best form of government.

Buzzle defines the Jacksonian Democracy with its Characteristics and Significance.
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John Quincy Adams

1816-1824
One of the two men behind the corrupt bargain that "stole" the Presidency
Andrew Jackson wins popular vote, but not majority (more than half)

*12th Amendment: If no one is selected by majority it goes to the House of Representatives

Henry Clay (Speaker of the House) meets with John Quincy Adams to discuss terms...

With Clay's help, Adams is elected and Clay becomes Secretary of State
Striking a Bargain
Won many of the votes from frontier states

Won many of the votes in the South, Vice President John C.


"To Secure the Blessings of Liberty": Liberty and …

This deepened the interest and the faith of the common man on the government and the Democrats.
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The democratic government was composed of two groups: “public speakers […], those who made proposals and publicly argued for or against political projects, and demos, those who as a group decided on the proposals” (Yunis, 1991: 179)....


egalitarian ideals--but mainly for white men

Andrew Jackson: (1767-1845) 7th President of the United States, military general, governor, and senator. He is most well-known as the founder of the Democratic Party, and for his controversial passage of the Indian Removal Act of 1830. He epitomized the “Common Man,” or self-made man, of the nineteenth-century, having been the first U.S. president to not have been born into a wealthy, aristocratic family or to have received a formal education.

The Age of the Common Man | The American …

Jacksonian Democrats believed that industrialization was essential to the progression of American industry – a far cry from Jeffersonian Democrats like Daniel La Motte who feared the consequences of industrialization and believed that the chosen class was the yeoman farmer, not the planter or common laborer. The portrait of Jack Porter embodies an independent and enduring spirit that, by the 1850s, had become an American ideal: an image emblematic of Jacksonian Democracy’s self-made, “” which was celebrated by painters and writers alike. Squire Jack Porter was one of the pioneer settlers of Alleghany County, Maryland. Following his service as a captain during the War of 1812, Porter and his family settled on a farm outside of Eckhart, Maryland called “Rose Meadows,” named for its profusion of wild roses. Porter made his living opening up coal mines on his property – the first mines opened for domestic use in Allegany County.

The Jacksonian Era - Religion's Influence on American …

The 1820s brought with it a radical change in the political atmosphere. The shift to a began after a long and arduous presidential campaign, when Andrew Jackson defeated the incumbent John Quincy Adams in the election of 1828. Jackson ran as the champion of the common man and as a war hero. He was the hero of the of 1815, which was one of the few land victories of the and was actually fought after the peace treaty was signed. As a native of Kentucky, Jackson was the first president to come from the frontier, outside the traditional centers of political power — Virginia and New England. Although Jackson represented the aspirations of the middle and lower classes, he was able to attract voters from all social sectors. Jackson felt that hardworking, motivated men should be allowed to achieve the same degree of financial and political success as those who inherited wealth. By the late 1820s, almost all states had ended the property requirements for voting for white males. Increased literacy and effective political advertising were also important factors in the election’s outcome. As a result, the number of voters participating in 1828 doubled from the election of 1824.