AP U.S. History: Andrew Jackson's Reforms

The reforms Andrew Jackson describes in this excerpt aimed at doing which of the following?

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President Andrew Jackson won the election of eighteen twenty eight

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because his party the Democratic Party believed that political corruption

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should be eliminated and the democracy should serve the common

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man At least that was their slogan and people bought

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it He intended to appoint government officials according to their

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talents and and favoritism dude aristocratic class economic power and

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wealth bureaucracy Instead he promised to choose his political posse

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based on there diligence and talents His argument was also

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an attack against the Democratic Republican Party and President J

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Q Adams who won the election of eighteen twenty four

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after a corrupt bargain that made Adams president and John

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Clay secretary of state while shutting Jackson out of the

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executive branch altogether despite the fact that he had won

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pluralities of the popular vote and the Electoral College Okay

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so the answer Their bottom line It's the appointing government

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officials according to their talents Okay we'll lose herbal up

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until that moment In the political history of the US

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most government officials were appointed because of their social status

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wealth or political ties The aristocracy was deeply ingrained in

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American politics and the federal government's bureaucracy Well President Jackson's

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eighteen twenty nine inaugural address reflects his intention Toe end

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privileged appointments In fact his goal was to limit the

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power of the federal government and give the rising class

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of workers small business owners and farmers more ability Teo 00:01:45.22 --> [endTime] directly participate in the democracy