President Andrew Jackson Analytical Essay by The Research Group

President Andrew Jackson
This paper discusses President Andrew Jackson and Jacksonian Democracy, the movement of laissez-faire.
# 18435 | 1,350 words | 0 sources | 1990 | US
Published on Mar 24, 2003 in History (U.S. Presidency) , History (U.S. The Young Nation 1800-1848)

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"President Andrew Jackson may be called the first Democrat, the first President to run and be elected on the ticket of the Democratic Party--now the oldest continually operating political party in the world. (This credit might alternatively be given to Thomas Jefferson, since the political grouping he represented-ironically called Republican--was the direct ancestor of the later Democratic Party. But the party continuity from Jefferson to Jackson is much weaker than the subsequent continuity of the Democratic Party from Jackson's day to our own.) In a broader sense, he may be called the first democrat: the first political leader, perhaps, since ancient Athens to stand for direct majoritarian democracy rather than a "mixed" republic in which democratic elements were intermixed with oligarchic elements.

Modern times have not been sympathetic to Jackson. His ... "

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