Class Notes

Remember that voting requirements are done state by state, but the first time a popular vote was ever recorded for the nation was in 1824. This new popular vote is what is responsible for the power of Andrew Jackson, a new type of politician, and one who would use the power of the people to get elected. He lost his presidential bid in 1824, but he won the popular vote. This would spur him forward to his victory in the 1828 election.

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