Andrew Jackson's Rhetoric In United States History

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Undoubtedly the first populist in United States history, Andrew Jackson’s rhetoric was radical for its time and highlighted a shift toward the interests of the general public in the political sphere. In particular, Andrew Jackson delivered populist rhetoric in campaign speeches for the 1828 Presidential Election. For example, speaking on June 1 1828, Jackson levied several comments that are characterised as populism. First, Jackson condemns the establishment as not being ‘”true” representative democracy”, suggesting that for the first time in history the United States has the opportunity to truly represent its people. Furthermore, in the same speech he attacks the political elite as not being beholden to the will of the people, suggesting
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