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Democracy in the Jacksonian Era

Summary: A look at the role of democracy during the presidency of Andrew Jackson. Casting the Democratic party as the embodiment of the common man's will, Jackson oversaw the easing of voting requirements, a liberalization of land policy, the development of the two-party system in the U.S., and the concept of rotation in government offices.
Jacksonian Era was truly an Age of a Common Man. Jackson government wanted a simple government that stayed out of the way and believed that if it spent in form of corporate charters, it would pit the rich against the humble. Jackson's government represented the way the majority of the ones governed want it to be and in order to know what they want, the voting requirements were brought down, allowing a common man to vote and express his views. Liberalization of land policy helped rags turn into riches. The trend of the presidential campaigns changed and the conventions were held in order to choose the nominee. Jackson also introduced rotation in office which allowed more people to participate in the office.

Jacksonian Democrats stood for a simple and frugal government, and opposed government spending and government favoritism, especially in the form of corporate charters for banks and...

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