Changes in Political Party in 1820-140

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Andrew Jackson’s policies and actions frequently went against the majority's thought. Such dissimilarities stimulated the reemergence of a two political parties in the period of 1820 - 1840. In 1824, there were four candidates for the President of the United States. At this time only a singular party existed, the Democratic-Republicans. This would soon change. The parties were soon to divide into the Whig Party and Jacksonian-Democratic Party, or Democratic Party. Northern industrialists and merchants supported the Whigs; they were more in favor of federal government contribution in the domestic economy. The common people and machine politicians in the East reinforced the Democrats; and they believed in complete political freedom. The factors that contributed the most to the reemergence of a two party system were major political personalities, economic issues, and states’ rights. Some of the major political figures of this time period were John Quincy Adams, Andrew Jackson, Henry Clay, and Martin Van Buren. In 1828, Andrew Jackson beat John Q. Adams in the presidential election. This led to many anti-Jackson feelings and started the roots of a new political party, which would come to be known as the Whigs. The Election of 1824 split a singular political party into two. Then the Era of Good Feelings brought the formation of a singular party once again, the Democratic-Republicans. Then the reelection created the reemergence of a two party political system again. There were many leaders of these various parties. John Q. Adams was the leader of the National Republican party. He signed the Tariff of Abominations which angered people toward the Republican Party and created a movement toward the Democratic - Republican Party. Andrew Jackson of the Democratic - Republican Party destroyed the Bank of the United States. Some people were pleased that the grip of the banks was gone. However, it split the wealthy and business democrats. Henry Clay the leader of the National...
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