The Election of 1828, Jackson, and The Spoils System

The Election of 1828, Jackson, and The Spoils System

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  • In 1828, the Democratic Republicans split into the Democrats and the National Republicans.
  • We're the Democrats. We support Andrew Jackson and his ideals.
  • We wholeheartedly support Adams and his policies!
  • We call ourselves the National Republicans.
  • During the election of 1828, both parties used mudslinging, or attempts to ruin the other candidate's campaign with insults.
  • Nobody likes you, Adams!
  • Yeah, right!
  • In the Election of 1828, Andrew Jackson defeated John Quincy Adams and became the 7th president of the United States.
  • That wasn't hard! Everyone loves me because I'm a self-made man and a war hero. 
  • When Jackson took office, he replaced the current government officials with his supporters. This created the spoils system.
  • Ok, Adams, clear out your officials. I'm replacing them with my supporters!
  • President Jackson promised expanded voting rights. Now, all white men could vote. Before the 1820s, the only voters were white male property owners.
  • Yay! We can vote now!
  • Uh, we still can't...
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