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Jacksonian Era
Jacksonian Era
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Jacksonian Era
Jacksonian Era
Jacksonian Era
Jacksonian Era
Jacksonian Era
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  • 1.
    • Politics, Religion, and Reform
    • 1820-1865
  • 2. The Election of 1828
  • 3. The Election of 1840
  • 4. Religious and Utopian Communities, 1800–1845
  • 5. Anti-Federalists (1780s): opposed adoption of the United States Constitution and wrote the Anti-Federalist Papers. Anti-Federalists included Thomas Paine, Mercy Otis Warren, and Richard Henry Lee.
  • 6. Federalist Party (1792-1816)
  • 7. Era of Good Feelings: The Democratic-Republican Party (1792-1824)
  • 8. Jacksonian Era: The Democratic Party (1824-Present)
    • Major Issues of Jacksonian Era
    • Spoils System, or rotation of office
    • Sectionalism, Secession, and Slavery
    • Indian Removal Act of 1830
    • opposition to the Second Bank of the United States
    • Nullification Crisis (1828-1832)
    • Protective Tariff
    • Force Bill of 1833
    • Petticoat Affair of 1831
    • first assassination attempt against a US President (January 30, 1835)
    • Panic of 1837, or specie circular crisis
  • 9. Jackson Assassination Attempt in the U.S. Capitol, January 30, 1835
  • 10. Second Party System (1837-1852)
    • McCormick is most responsible for defining the term. He concluded (McCormick 1966 pp 14-16):
    • It was a distinct party system.
    • It formed over a 15 year period that varied by state.
    • It was produced by leaders trying to win the presidency, with contenders building their own national coalitions.
    • Regional effects strongly affected developments, with the Adams forces strongest in New England, for example, and the Jacksonians in the Southwest.
    • For the first time two-party politics was extended to the South and West (which had been one-party regions).
    • In each region the two parties were about equal--the first and only party system showing this.
    • Because of the regional balance it was vulnerable to region-specific issues (like slavery).
    • The same two parties appeared in every state, and contested both the electoral vote and state offices.
    • Most critical was the abrupt emergence of a two-party South in 1832-34 (mostly as a reaction against Van Buren).
    • The Anti-Masonic party flourished in only those states with a weak second party.
    • Methods varied somewhat but everywhere the party convention replaced the caucus.
    • The parties had an interest of their own, in terms of the office-seeking goals of party activists.
    • The System brought forth a new, popular campaign style.
    • Close elections brought out the voters (not charismatic candidates or particular issues).
    • Party leaders formed the parties to some degree in their own image.
    Source: Wikipedia, Second Party System @
  • 11. Second Parties: 1837-1854
    • Democratic Party 1824-Present
    • National Republican Party 1825-1833
    • Anti-Masonic Party 1826-1836/38
    • Whig Party 1833-1856
    • American Republican Party 1843-1845
    • Native American Party 1845-1854
    • Free Soil Party 1848-1852
    • Know Nothing Party 1854-1856
    • Republican Party 1854-Present
  • 12. National Republican Party: Forerunner of Whig Party (1825-1833)
  • 13. Whig Party: Opposition to Jacksonianism (1833-34-1856)
  • 14. Whig Party Members: Daniel Webster, Henry Clay, William Henry Harrison, John Tyler, Zachary Taylor, Winfield Scott
  • 15. Free Soil Party: opposed the expansion of slavery into new US territories (1848-1852) Free Soil Party leaders Salmon P. Chase of Ohio and John Parker Hale of New Hampshire.
  • 16. Know Nothing Party: formed to oppose immigration and naturalization of German and Irish Catholic immigrants to the United States (c. 1854-1856) John T. Towers, the Know Nothing Party candidate, won the Washington, D.C. mayoralty in 1854.
  • 17. Republican Party (1854-Present)