Presidential Campaign Of 1828 Research Paper

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The presidential campaign of 1828 was the dawn of modern politics for the United States. Towards the election of 1828, the election process had changed in numerous ways. New states such as Indiana, Alabama, and Mississippi wanted new settlers as Americans were expanding westward, so they made constitutions that eliminated landholding requirements for voting. In turn, older states revised their laws to keep citizens at home, resulting in 21 out of 24 states that had universal suffrage for white men. At this time, the notion that presidents had to be wealthy and well-educated was gone, and the new ideal as the head of America was “the common man”. Another new process was that presidential electors were now determined by popular vote rather than
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