The Jacksonian Republican Party

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There had been a swing in sentiment in American politics, and ordinary men realized they had the opportunity to get involved in politics, become leaders and achieve power. As the 19th century began, the Republicans had gained a substantial following, and with the weakening of the Federalist Party, the country entered a period of one-party Republican rule. When Senator Henry Clay of Kentucky used his influence to secure the 1924 election of John Quincy Adams as president, the country became politically divided and the supporters of Andrew Jackson emerged as the Democratic Party. Jacksonian Democrats believed in strict construction and wanted a limited role for the federal government. Their ideology was aimed primarily at voters who felt damaged
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