The rise of “Jacksonian democracy”

Read about the rise of “Jacksonian democracy” as part of the political backdrop for social and cultural changes taking place in the growing nation. How is Jacksonian democracy different than Jeffersonian democracy? What does Jackson’s views on issues like Indian removal reveal about his understanding of the role of the federal government? I’m also interested in hearing your responses to the documents this week. Does the Trail of Tears impact your perspective of Jackson’s presidency?

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