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  • Jackson as President
  • I, Andrew Jackson, am your new president, and I promise to promote the expansion of democracy in the U.S.!
  • You're going to be the best president!
  • Here's how I'm going to do it:
  • Go Jackson!
  • We love you!
  • Poor White Men Get a Vote Too!
  • The state court of Virginia, from this moment forward, will allow poor white sharecroppers to vote in national and state elections!
  • I will make sure poor white men who rent land will be allowed to vote.
  • Finally! We can vote even though we don't own land like all those rich landowners in the south!
  • Ordinary People Get to Choose Their Representatives!
  • Did you hear? Now WE get to decide who represents us in the Electoral College, not a group of rich people!
  • I will promote popular sovereignty by letting you cast your vote for your state electors to the Electoral College.
  • When Andrew Jackson was elected President in 1828, he promised that he would decrease the power of the Federal Government and would find ways for ordinary citizens to participate in government.
  • Regular Citizens Can Now Nominate Their Presidential Candidates!
  • Who do you want the Democratic Presidential candidate to be? Cast your vote!
  • Who even wants to vote for that other guy?
  • I will replace committees of Congress with nominating conventions.
  • Before Andrew Jackson, only rich white males who owned land could vote in national and state elections, which made the results very biased. Jackson planned to expand citizen participation, so he let poor white males who were called sharecroppers and rented land from the rich land owners, vote in national and state elections.
  • Government Jobs for Everyone!
  • You're just an ordinary, regular citizen, and have no job! Come work for the AMERICAN GOVERNMENT!
  • I will give non-electoral jobs to ordinary citizens.
  • By 1828, 22 of the 24 states had changed their constitutions to allow citizens to elect their state electors to the electoral college, which meant that the people had more say in who was representing them in the government and that their voices were being heard.
  • Andrew Jackson: Friend of the Ordinary Citizen!
  • And that's my plan to decrease the control of the wealthy ruling elite and give power to you and state governments!
  • That's amazing! Jackson is giving the power to the people!
  • Before Jackson's presidency, Presidential candidates were decided by Committees of Congress, in which ordinary citizens had no say. Jackson set up nominating conventions so that everyone can participate in government.
  • Andrew Jackson
  • Other nominee
  • I don't know, but I'm voting for Jackson, our national hero!
  • Jackson promised to give regular citizens non-electoral government jobs to get the people more involved in how the government was running. However, he ended up giving the jobs to his friends and biggest supporters and not everyone.
  • Sounds like a great idea! I'll come work for you!
  • ...I hope he's not giving me this job because I'm a big supporter of the Democrats...
  • I hope he keeps his word...
  • In the end, Jackson did not complete all the tasks like he pledged he would. For example, he used the spoils system to give non-electoral jobs to friends and his strongest supporters. However, he did succeed in many things, and still remained the "people's president." All of Jackson's plans did help America, because nominating conventions are still used today, as well as the idea of suffrage for everyone, not just rich white males.
  • That plan should promote the spirit of equality!
  • You make us feel so special!
  • We love you even more now!
  • I hope he keeps his word...
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