The Age Of Jackson Was A Time Of Tremendous Reform With American Society And Politics

1128 Words Jan 13th, 2015 5 Pages
Daniil Stanisevschi
Hour 1
12/04/14
Democratic Ideals DBQ
Between the years 1825 and 1850, the US underwent a series of social and political reforms which attempted to democratize American life. The Age of Jackson was a time of tremendous reform with American society and politics. Andrew Jackson’s position as president lasted from 1829-1837, therefore the fact that many writers and historians have attached his name to the time period between 1820 and 1850 indicates the high importance of his spirit of the reform. During this period, known as Jacksonian Democracy, social and political reform movements and equal rights dominated the American landscape. Many of these reforms were supported by religious ideals over democratic system, but in this period the democratic ideals in America came to greater results than ever before.
The impact of the reforms that happened during the Jacksonian Era had strong political foundations. Before the 19th century, women had no rights to vote and only white males that had sufficient property could. However, at the start of year 1815, many states have accepted white, property-less males the right to vote. All states, but one, continued following this trend up to the year 1850. The effect was an influx of popular candidates into local and national positions. More importantly, Jackson was elected President in 1828, after losing the election in 1824 known as “corrupt bargain of 1824”. He was known as the man of the people. His accomplishments in…
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