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The Second Party System: Significant Part Of The Jacksonian Era

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The Second Party System was a significant part of the culture, politics, society, and economic of the Jacksonian Era. The Second Party System was divided into two major political groups, the Jacksonian Democracy and the Whig Party. Andrew Jackson lead the Democratic Party and Henry Clay presided over the Whig party. Stephen Douglas, Mantin Van Buren, John C. Calhoun, Lewis Cass, and James K. Polk are well-known figures of the Democratic party. On the other hand, William H. Seward, Daniel Webster, and Thurlow Weed were famous Whig politicians figures. “The Second Party System reflected and shaped the political, social, economic, and cultural currents of the Jacksonian Era until succeeded by the Third Party System in 1854.” (Boundless.com) The Second party lasted from about 1828 to 1854 in the United States. In 1824, there were no political parties in the presidential election. Andrew Jackson, William Crawford, John Quincy Adams, and Henry clay were the only four candidates running for their presidency. At the end of the election, the four candidate did not have enough votes to win, and Henry Clay was knocked out of the finalist. The other three candidates then ran for their presidency again. Jackson was very popular and he had the most votes, but the House of Representative did not chose him to be the president. Instead, John Quincy Adams became president and…show more content…
Andrew Jackson was the leader of the Democratic party during the early 19th century and Henry Clay was the leader of the Whig Party. The second Party System lasted to 1854 and it was the same year that the Whig Party dissolved. The Democratic Party all started when Andrew Jackson was being swindled by the House of Representative. He gathered his supporters and established the Democratic Party after he was swindled. The Democratic Party destroyed Adams in the election of 1828. Jackson easily became
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