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Why was the election of Jackson in 1828 considered to be a revolution?


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January 25, 2013 9:20PM

Jackson was seen as a representative of the "common man." He was from the Western frontier and was a self-made man. The first six presidents were all from the Eastern establishment, all wealthy, all founding fathers (or the son of a founding father), and except for Washington, all educated in the best schools of their day.

It was also a new time when political voting and forms of politics where changing.

It was the first election in which national parties and national campaigns played a major role in the election of the President.