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Jacksonian democracy


A populist movement captured the imagination of the American people and ushered in Jacksonian Democracy.
  political faith in the virtue and ability of the common man and relatively greater faith in the executive branch than the legislative branch of government
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Jacksonian philosophy was ascendant from about 1824 to 1854. During that time more offices became elective, voter restrictions were reduced or eliminated (for white male adults), popular participation in politics increased, and the strength of the executive branch was increased relative to the legislative branch.
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  • 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
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Associated words [difficulty]:   Jacksonian democracy [9] , Jeffersonian democracy [9]
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