Presidency of Andrew Jackson

Andrew Jackson won 1828 election over Adams

  • Democrat
  • Celebrated majority rule and the common man
  • Party promised to return Jeffersonian principles

o   Strong states

o   Weak federal government that would not interfere in slavery

  • Party faithful were rewarded with jobs

o   Spoils system

  • Martin Van Buren made Secretary of State and later Vice President


Election of 1832

  • Andrew Jackson v Henry Clay
  • Jackson won easily

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