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  1. Introduction
  2. The Democratic Party
  3. Jackson's attack
  4. The growth of technology
  5. Communication technology
  6. Westward expansion
  7. Conclusion
  8. Works cited

Andrew Jackson was the seventh president of the United States. Jackson believed in a strong presidency and he vetoed a dozen pieces of legislation, more than the first six presidents put together. He shaped the modern Democratic Party and dominated American politics in the 1820s and 1830s.

Jackson's new Democratic Party was built upon several principals, which resembled those of the anti federalists. This new Democratic Party was against aristocracy and inherited political power. The supporters of this party believed that aristocracy led to corruption because the decisions of the aristocrats were always to benefit the rich. Jackson promised to guard against any threat to the rights of the state.

[...] The Democratic supporters of Manifest Destiny believed that westward expansion was not only good and beneficial, but was the obvious and necessary choice without a doubt. Manifest Destiny was used to justify territorial acquisitions and to promote expansion. As westward expansion continued, America eventually arrived upon Texas and the border of land that was owned by Mexico at the time. America was invited into Texas by Mexico, originally without hostility, but as America continued to expand westward, they intruded upon territory that would be disputed over. [...]


[...] Westward expansion and the Mexican American war Andrew Jackson was the seventh president of the United States. Jackson believed in a strong presidency and he vetoed a dozen pieces of legislation, more than the first six presidents put together. He shaped the modern Democratic Party and dominated American politics in the 1820s and 1830s. Jackson's new Democratic Party was built upon several principals, which resembled those of the anti federalists. This new Democratic Party was against aristocracy and inherited political power. [...]

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