America in Class Lessons

The Expansion of Democracy during the Jacksonian Era

Author: Huston, Reeve

Between the 1820s and 1850, as more white males won the right to vote and political parties became more organized, the character of American democracy changed. It became more partisan and more raucous, a turn that bred ambivalence and even discontent with politics and the dominant parties.

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Political Science / History / Education Studies / Democracy / Voting Rights / Politics / Political Parties / Elections / American History /