Growth of a Nation: Democracy in America

Full Video |29:16

Growth of a Nation: Democracy in America

Full Video |29:16

President Andrew Jackson’s 1828 election was made possible by a groundswell in popular democracy. While white male suffrage spread throughout the states and into the newly developed territories, women, free African-Americans, and American Indians were disenfranchised. Jackson and his successor, Martin Van Buren, ignored Congress and the Supreme Court and illegally forced Native Americans off their land. The era witnessed the further organization of political parties, and with it, such innovations as political conventions and party platforms.


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  • American history
  • Andrew Jackson
  • Cherokee
  • early United States
  • Harrison
  • Henry Clay
  • Indian Removal
  • John Quincy Adams
  • John Tyler
  • Missouri Compromise
  • Native American

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