The Ideology Of Jacksonian Democracy

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Between the 1820s and 1830s, democracy ruled American politics. In the ideology of democracy, people were sovereign and independent. When Andrew Jackson was elected as President in 1829, he became a symbol for the democracy of the era. As a matter of fact, the years between 1830 and 1840 were called The Age of Jackson, and his politics Jacksonian Democracy. Andrew Jackson was supported by influential state leaders like Clay Calhoun (in South Carolina) and Martin Van Buren (in New York). As a strong Nationalist, Jackson believed that the states should have the power over governing and not Washington, D.C., and he didn’t believe in interfering with people’s private lives. Politicians were viewed as heroes , and political contests were a mass
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