The Age of Jackson
Instructions: Please click on the link above and read this article about the presidency of Andrew Jackson. President Jackson's tenure in office helped usher in a newly democratic age marked by increased voter turnout. Jackson, for better or worse, turned the presidency into a vastly more powerful office than previous administrations. However, these years would also be marked by significant sectional differences and an increasingly hostile debate over federal versus state power. This reading also examines the presidency of Martin Van Buren (1837 -1841) and the Panic of 1837. This reading covers the topics outlined in subunits 4.1.1 through 4.2.3.