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Andrew Jackson and the Rise of the Democrats

A Reference Guide

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This illuminating overview explains political parties in the early 19th century, comparing and contrasting that era with the modern-day political climate. In this chronological examination of the Democratic Party's origins, award-winning author Mark R. Cheathem traces the development of both the Democratic Party and the second American party system from its roots in the Jeffersonian Republicans in the 1790s to its maturation during Andrew Jackson's presidency in the 1830s. The book explores the concept of politics and its effects on the national government of the early American republic. This historical reference is filled with fascinating facts and anecdotes about 19th-century politics in the United States, most notably how Martin Van Buren acted as the architect of the Democratic Party; what factors contributed to the Democrats' rise to power; and how the Bank War created the second American party system, pitting the Democrats against Whigs. Content features key political writings from the period, portraits and political cartoons of the time, and a helpful chronology detailing influential events. Provides biographical sketches of prominent Democratic figures Includes comprehensive coverage of political parties between the Revolution and the Civil War Features an essay from a Jacksonian-era political expert Incorporates the most recent scholarship to help explain the Democrats' rise to power

Product code: 9781610694063

ISBN 9781610694063
No. of pages 309
Series Guides to Historic Events in America
Publisher ABC-CLIO
This illuminating overview explains political parties in the early 19th century, comparing and contrasting that era with the modern-day political climate.

In this chronological examination of the Democratic Party's origins, award-winning author Mark R.