Jackson 1828 election and spoils system

Jackson 1828 election and spoils system

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  • Jackson's supporters (called themselves Democrats)
  • We favor the state's rights and distrusted strong central gov.
  • National Republicans (supported Adams, wanted a strong central gov.
  • Democratic Republican party
  • National Republicans
  • Both sides resorted to Mudslinging (A method in election that uses gossip and lies to make an opponent look bad
  • Andrew Jackson (Patriot, Self-made man, and a war hero.
  • The new Democratic party
  • Expanding voting rights
  • Jackson's promise reflected the spirit of the times 
  • Every white American men should have equal protection and equal benefits.
  • In 1828, nearly all states let voters choose presidential electors.
  • The people here could do most of the gov. jobs
  • But the federal gov. has become a bureaucracy, a system in which non elected officials carry out laws.
  • The Democrats wanted to further open gov. to the people.
  • After being in office, Jackson fired many federal workers and replace them with his supporters.
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