Elections Of 1824 1828


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Elections Of 1824 1828

  1. 1. Andrew Jackson The Jackson Era
  2. 2. <ul><li>When Jackson arrived at the capitol to be sworn in as president, an enormous crowd blocked his way. He had to climb over a wall and enter the building through the basement. A wild inauguration party brought a crowd to the White House. Jackson’s friends feared that he would be crushed so they hurried him out of the White House and spent the night in a hotel. </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>George Bancroft described a scene at the White House. </li></ul><ul><li>Roughnecks should not be in the </li></ul><ul><li>White House. </li></ul><ul><li>Jackson’s views were different and they were starting to sweep the country </li></ul><ul><li>Jackson felt the backbone of America was workers and simple frontier folk. </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>This is how the people knew Jackson </li></ul><ul><li>He started out life poor </li></ul><ul><li>But </li></ul><ul><li>Eventually he owned land and slaves </li></ul>Hero of New Orleans
  5. 5. The Election Of 1824
  6. 6. 4 Candidates <ul><li>John Quincy Adams </li></ul><ul><li>Henry Clay </li></ul><ul><li>Andrew Jackson </li></ul><ul><li>William Crawford </li></ul>
  7. 7. Henry Clay <ul><li>Took fourth </li></ul><ul><li>No chance of winning nomination </li></ul><ul><li>Speaker of house </li></ul><ul><li>Lot of influence </li></ul><ul><li>Felt he could influence the outcome </li></ul><ul><li>Told Adams he could influence others to vote for him </li></ul><ul><li>Clay made secretary of state </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Jackson camp was </li></ul><ul><li>Accused Adams of making a </li></ul><ul><li>Stealing the election from Jackson </li></ul><ul><li>Jackson had won the popular vote </li></ul>Furious! Corrupt Bargain
  9. 9. John Adams <ul><li>Unpopular due to 1824 election </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>He wanted to bring nation together </li></ul><ul><li>Campaign for internal improvement paid by government </li></ul><ul><li>Plan backfired </li></ul><ul><li>Wanted new roads, canal, to help transport goods </li></ul><ul><li>Most Americans did not want money spent that way </li></ul><ul><li>They did not want the Federal Government to become to powerful </li></ul>
  11. 11. The Election Of 1828
  12. 12. Differences since 1824 <ul><li>More white men allowed to vote </li></ul><ul><li>Jackson is campaigning since day after 1824 election </li></ul><ul><li>Jackson developed a platform </li></ul><ul><li>U. S. growing rapidly-new states admitted </li></ul><ul><li>Frontier life encouraged democratic spirit (west of the Appalachians and Mississippi) </li></ul>
  13. 13. More differences <ul><li>Many were poor </li></ul><ul><li>Others prospered through hard work </li></ul><ul><li>Respect for those who succeeded on their own </li></ul><ul><li>West States = Any with man 21 yrs. can vote </li></ul><ul><li>East States = Finally let all white men vote </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>Means the right to vote </li></ul>Suffrage This is called
  15. 15. <ul><li>Women, native Americans, and most African Americans could not vote </li></ul><ul><li>Jackson brought up 1824 election charges </li></ul><ul><li>Adams was a member of the upper class </li></ul><ul><li>Jackson was not </li></ul>
  16. 16. John Quincy Adams <ul><li>He was no dummy </li></ul><ul><li>Had high morals </li></ul><ul><li>Very honorable and talented </li></ul><ul><li>Good Diplomat </li></ul><ul><li>Admired for high morals and intelligence </li></ul><ul><li>Others thought of him as cold and hard </li></ul>
  17. 17. <ul><li>Adams party said if Jackson elected he would be a dictator much like Napoleon </li></ul><ul><li>Jackson won easily </li></ul><ul><li>Supporters said </li></ul>This was a victory for the common man
  18. 18. New parties formed <ul><li>Adams known as National Republicans </li></ul><ul><li>Later known as the Whigs </li></ul><ul><li>Jackson’s become known as the Democrats </li></ul><ul><li>Held meetings called Cacus or private meetings </li></ul><ul><li>Called undemocratic not many took part in </li></ul><ul><li>Began holding nominating conventions </li></ul><ul><li>Delegates chose candidate for President </li></ul><ul><li>Still used today </li></ul>