Recollections of My Life and Reflections on Times and Events During It: A Memoir by Father W. J. Howlett

Jacksonian Democracy

Jacksonian Democracy is a term used to describe some of the political ideas that propelled Andrew Jackson to the White House in 1829. Chief among these ideas was the expansion of franchise to poor Americans who were previously not allowed to vote. At the time this was a populist idea, something that went against the interests of the powerful of the day.