How did expanding democracy bring Andrew Jackson to power?
He was a democratic party representative...LOL gave more people power
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saw a great increase of respect and power for the common man, as the electorate expanded to include all white male adult citizens, rather than only land owners in that group
Andrew Jackson promoted democracy by supporting the common man and states rights when he refused to sign the recharter for the national bank. He put the money from the nationa…l bank into smaller state banks, giving more power to the common man, but breaking the constitution as well.
In the decades surrounding the presidency of Andrew Jackson democracy began to expand. States rewrote constitutions and extended the franchise to all free white males. Europea…n visitors such as Alexis de Tocqueville noticed the spirit of equality that pervaded the United States, unlike anything known in the Old World. (Not all Europeans, nor Americans, for that matter, were sure that was a good idea-terms like "mobocracy" and "anarchy" were thrown around from time to time.) By the late 1830s, the United States had become a full democracy for adult white males, but inequalities still existed: poor people were still poor, and while wealth may not have bought votes directly, it certainly was a prerequisite for any kind of real power. What was different about America was not that the gap between rich and poor had narrowed-indeed, the opposite was probably true--but that there were few systemic barriers (except for slavery) that prevented people from gaining wealth and power. However limited, the idea of America as a land of unprecedented opportunity was not inaccurate in the context of the times. Importantly, equality of opportunity did not necessarily mean equality of result, a concept with which Americans continue to wrestle in making political choices.
The spread of suffrage with expanding democracy brought a new kind of politician to the fore , and Jackson epitomized that sort.. Add me on Facebook : www.facebook.com/holama…homies (:.
he got rid of the land requirement for voting. Before him white male had to own a piece of land to qualify for voting. He got rid of the land requirement, thus more people …(white male) could vote.
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Andrew Jackson expanded the powers of the presidency. He did thisthrough his liberal use of the veto power given to the executivebranch.
The seventh President of the United States, Andrew Jackson waselected by popular vote and dubbed 'people's president. He wouldoften appeal directly to the common people to pre…ss Congress intopassing laws. For the first time in history, Jackson paid off theentire national in January 1835.
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He benifited from expanding the rights by having comman man.
Because he dreamed of the greatness of America and the good it could do for the world.
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Jackson made a fuller use of the veto power. Other presidents had only vetoed bills that they judged to be a violation of the Constitution. Jackson vetoed bills that he found …objectionable for other reasons.
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Andrew Jackson removed the land restrictions for voting which allowed all white males to vote.
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Jackson's primary method of expanding US territory, both as an Army general and as President, was forcing Native Americans off their land. His most significant act of this typ…e was the Indian Removal Act, which led to the Trail of Tears, the forcible emigration of thousands of Native Americans from their homes in the south to land west of the Mississippi.
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The movement created by Jackson on his election was an authentic democratic movement dedicated to powerful, radical, egalitarian ideals for white men. Its origins go back to t…he 1700's, the anti federalists of the 1780's and the 1790's, and from the Jeffersonian Republicans. Another cause was also out of social and economic changes of the early 19th century. There was also a tendency to remain with the 18th century elitist assumptions of the natural aristocracy of propertied men as well as the starting of the 19th century capitalism of corporation's, banks, and other moneyed investments to become the new rich. This lead to the government policy of favoring centralized top down forms of economic development that aided men of means but deepened the inequality of others without the money. A redirection of economic policy resulted and reformers fought to abolish property requirements for voting and office holding. His basic policy was to rid the government of class bias and dismantle the top down credit driven engines of the market revolution. His war on the Second Bank of the United States set the tone. This was an effort to remove the few wealthy unelected private bankers from the nation's economy. To aide the farmer the government began a program of Indian removal from lands that could be sold and gave settler's preemption rights. The ideology was aimed at the voters who felt harmed or cut off from the new markets and proclaimed a political culture predicated on white male equality and had a social vision that any white man would have a chance to secure his economic independence, live free as he saw fit, and live under a system of government cleansed of privilege.
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Andrew Jackson changed the definition of democracy by he wanted to get rid of the electoral college so that the popular vote would decide the president and please the people … I think that Jackson was trying to please the middle class and poor \npeople most of all. I think this because he got rid of the banks \nbecause he decided that they only make rich people richer and poor \npeople poorer. This was a bad idea and eventually led to economic \ncrisis. Under Jackson there was an increase in power for the common \nman, but there was still some unfairness. Native Americans, blacks, and\nwomen still didn't have any power. I think that the Jackson era was a \nturning point in American democracy.