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Andrew Jackson and American Politics
Transcript of Andrew Jackson and American Politics
George Caleb Bingham, Stump Speaking or the County Canvas (1853)
and the Transformation of American Politics
National Republicans (Whigs)
Democratic Republicans (Democrats)
Second Party System (ca.1828-1854)
First Party System (1790s to 1820s)
Demise of the Federalists
Jeffersonian Republicans in Charge
Jeffersonian Republicans Split
House of Representatives ca. 1822 (Samuel Finley Breese Morse, Corcoran Gallery of Art)
“No Novelty in the United States struck me more vividly during my stay there than the equality of conditions. It was easy to see the immense influence of this basic fact on the whole course of society.”
Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America (1835)
"All Creation Going to the White House" (1828)
"In Memoriam: Our Civil Service As It Was," Thomas Nast in Harper's Weekly (1877)
Martin Van Buren (1855)
John C. Calhoun
Jackson Square, New Orleans, Louisiana
“Americans society is essentially and radically a democracy…In the united States the democratic spirit is infused into all national habits, and all the customs of society.”
-Michel Chevalier, "Society, Manners, and Politics in the United States" (1839)
Who Was the first U.S. President to be known to his supporters by a nickname?
Q:Who was the first U.S. President to be the target of an assassination attempt?
Who was the first and only U.S. President to have killed a man in a duel before taking office?
A: Andrew Jackson
A: Andrew Jackson
A: Andrew Jackson (aka "Old Hickory")
Era of Good Feelings
The "Corrupt Bargain"
Democracy in America
Democratic Dangers: Two Scandals
John Quincy Adams