The Evolution Of Democracy In The Early Republic. The Evolution

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The Evolution of Democracy in the Early Republic
The evolution of democracy from the time of President Thomas Jefferson to President Andrew Jackson can be depicted as a minimal change in conceptually agrarian viewpoints and strong supporters of equality for the common man. While the two men essentially shared many of the same beliefs and ideas, there was a noticeable difference to how they acted on them and spoke out about them.
As the nation 's third president, Jefferson organized the national government by his own ideals, doubled the size of the United States, and struggled to maintain American neutrality in the face of ever increasing pressure. The seventh President of the United States, Andrew Jackson was a general in the War of 1812
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Jacksonian Democracy favored Laissez faire economics over the proactive federal investments promoted by the opposing Whig Party (“Jacksonian Democracy”, 2017).
Jeffersonians believed in equality and rule by the educated. Jefferson believed education would be the cure of all evils. He said, "Educate the people generally, and tyranny and injustice will vanish like evil spirits at the dawn of day." (Hart, 1898). Jacksonians thought the best way to end corruption was to allow all the common people to vote and have their say in their government, however both men clearly demonstrate that their definition of the common man doesn’t include minorities.
On the American frontier, democracy became a way of life, with widespread social, economic and political equality. The system gradually evolved, from Jeffersonian Democracy or the First Party System to Jacksonian Democracy or the Second Party System and later to the Third Party System
Jeffersonian and Jacksonian Democracy are the same in just about every regard. Their views and goals as presidents are the same. Both are in favor of the common man and feel that it is the common people who should have the biggest influence on government, not the wealthy aristocrats. They also support states’ rights and feel that the federal government should not get involved with the states affairs. Both men 's actions clearly show that the common man does not include minorities. Both Jackson
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