The Differences between Jeffersonian and Jacksonian Democracies
Webster's dictionary defines equality as "An instance of being the same in number, rank, or meaning." This definition may be interpreted in many ways. Equality is measured by the times, circumstances, and mind set of the people in the culture in question. The United States has reached many different levels of equality throughout its history. A product of the times, it is always changing. Both Jeffersonian democracy and Jacksonian democracy were based on the beliefs in the freedom and equal rights of all men. However, Jacksonians acted more thoroughly on these ideas. While these two men essentially shared many of the same beliefs and ideas, there was a noticeable difference to how they acted on them and spoke out about them.
Jeffersonians believed in equality and rule by the educated. Jefferson believed education would be the cure of all evils.…
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