Jackson as President


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  • Jackson as President
  • We love Jackson!!!!!!!
  • Suffrage
  • Even though I'm a sharecropper, I can vote now!
  • Ballot
  • The Spoils System
  • Since I owe you a favor, you're hired!
  • Andrew Jackson beat John Quincy Adams in the presidential election of 1828. He gained popularity during the war of 1812 and was favored by the common man.
  • Nominating Conventions
  • Vote for the candidate you think will do the best job!
  • In 1815, the voting requirements were relaxed, and more people were allowed to participate in elections. The requirement went from white male landowners to just white men.
  • The Tariff Debate
  • The tariff should be higher!
  • Jackson created a new system for hiring government officials, called the spoils system. This meant that Jackson had the authority to fire anyone he wanted and hire his political patrons.
  • Jackson's impact on politics
  • Jackson has made politics more democratic.
  • In the 1820's, the caucus system was replaced by Nominating Conventions. This meant that more people could participate in local government by deciding on a presidential candidate.
  • North
  • In 1828, there was a major debate over protective tariffs. The north wanted to keep the tariff to improve the economy, but the south did not because they majorly relied on imported goods.
  • Vs.
  • The tariff should not exist!!!
  • South
  • Andrew Jackson changed politics by making them more democratic through the use of the spoils system, nominating conventions, and loosening voting requirements. He also allowed people to vote rather than electors and did not support state nullification.
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