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Jacksonian democracy

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Jacksonian democracy is an era in the history of the United states. It started when president Jackson was elected in 1828, and it ended about 25 years later. Jackson did a number of reforms:

  • The right to vote in elections was given to all white males over age 21; beforehand it had been limited to white landowners.
  • The power of the us government was cut back
  • Lassez-faire: the economy will regulate itself, and needs little intervention