How Did Andrew Jackson Change The Whig Party

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Fast forward to 1828, Andrew Jackson was elected president. He changed the party’s name from Democratic-Republican to Democrats. His party believed in supporting the rights and interests of the general population (the masses). During his time in office is when political parties had become the platform through where many Americans were becoming politically involved. People who opposed Jackson’s beliefs formed together to form the National Republican party also known as the Whig party. During the rise of the Whig party the issue of slavery was one of the main topics in the political debates in the 1850s. The Whig party was divided into pro slavery and abolitionist factions.
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