Andrew Jackson - Worth County Schools

• d. Explain women’s
efforts to gain
suffrage; include
Elizabeth Cady
Stanton and the
Seneca Falls
Women’s Movement
• In the early 1800s women's primary role was to raise the
• Many women became involved in various moral causes
(abolition and temperance).
• The involvement in these movements led women to want
the right to vote in order to politically support these
Seneca Falls Convention
• In 1848, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, who had been active in the
antislavery movement, helped organize the Seneca
Falls Conference in NY.
• Stanton’s main focus was on
Women’s Suffrage.
• The Convention is considered
the beginning of the Women’s
Suffrage Movement.
e. Explain Jacksonian Democracy, expanding
suffrage, the rise of popular political culture, and the
development of American nationalism.
Rise of popular political culture
Jackson’s presidential campaigns caused an increase in public
participation in politics:
-Campaign rallies were first introduced.
-Both sides accused the other of wrong doing and these
accusations were turned into songs, buttons, and posters.
Andrew Jackson
-Voting rights were expanded in the early1800s, many
working class men could now vote.
-Andrew Jackson wins the
Presidential election in
1828-Jackson is seen as
“The People’s President”.
-Was an orphan, had little
formal education, fought in
several duals, and was the
hero of the War of 1812.
Jacksonian Democracy
Jackson sought to strengthen the executive branch and weaken
-expanded voting rights to broaden political participation.
- Spoils system: appointed people to government jobs based on
party loyalty.
- favored Manifest Destiny.
American Nationalism
Believed that the US was superior
to other nations and people:
-Most had the same religion
(Protestant), language, and
-Should expand (Manifest
Destiny) to spread this belief.
What is nationalism?
1. What was the importance of the Seneca Falls Conference?
2. Why did women want suffrage?
3. How did Jackson’s presidency lead to greater participation by the
4. What caused the rise in political popular culture?