Social Changes During The Jackson Era

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The Jackson era refers to the years in between 1824 to 1840 when Andrew Jackson was president. It was also during this era that the economy of the country experienced a shift due to the change in the way production was being done. This shift then led to social inequalities that were previously unknown. Settlements for freed slaves soon become crowded with the arrival of immigrant workers with some of the settlements becoming slums. A new social era came into existence due to the unequal distribution of wealth. There was a difference in the way the different classes viewed culture and slavery. The middle class of this time was made up of people who owned small factories and stores. Since they did not have the protection of wealth, they feared

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