A populist movement captured the imagination of the American people and ushered in Jacksonian Democracy.
He would rely, he told his audience in that still fascinating voice, "upon the Constitution and the Union, all the old Jacksonian democracy I ever professed or officially practiced…… In politics I am an old fogy, because I cling devotedly to those primitive principles upon which our government was founded."
John F. Kennedy -- Profiles in Courage
It was the legitimate inheritance of Jacksonian democracy.
Richard Hofstadter -- Abraham Lincoln and the Self-Made Myth