Talk:Jacksonian democracy

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Move discussion in progress[edit]

There is a move discussion in progress on Talk:Jeffersonian democracy which affects this page. Please participate on that page and not in this talk page section. Thank you. —RM bot 14:00, 1 September 2011 (UTC)

Neutrality[edit]

This article glorifies Jacksonian democracy, while not talking about modern historians' characterizing it as a period of mob rule, demagogy and racism, as it actually was. In reality, there was nothing 'Democratic' about Jackson. This article presents information in the way that a campaign volunteer for Jackson himself might.Van Gulik (talk) 17:21, 20 May 2012 (UTC)

Whatever -- it could be considered to have aspects of "Herrenvolk democracy", but the disproportionate political influence of certain entrenched elites was diminished, and significant progress was made towards the proclaimed goal of deciding things based on "universal white manhood suffrage". It fell short according to modern standards, but in making what was then the most democratic non-small-scale government in the world even more democratic than it had previously been, it was a significant moment in history...AnonMoos (talk) 09:53, 26 October 2012 (UTC)
Agreed, it lacks balance. Before my last edit, the article did not mention African-Americans or Native Americans. It did not mention the open racism of Andrew Jackson's administration and the limits on democracy. I've added a couple of sentences, but the article deserves a thorough criticism section. As written, it does glorify Jacksonian Democracy.--TM 13:24, 7 August 2014 (UTC)

Capital D Jacksonian Democracy[edit]

In the 19th century "the Democracy" was a synonym for the Democratic Party, so "Jacksonian Democracy" meant Jackson's Democratic Party. see William Safire (2008). Safire's Political Dictionary. Oxford U.P. pp. 203–.  Also "The Democracy proclaimed itself in favor of the 'pay as you go' policy.'" (1839) from {William Safire (1972). The new language of politics: a dictionary of catchwords, slogans, and political usage. Collier Books.  p 485. Therefore the term should be capitalized in the title. Rjensen (talk) 03:42, 26 October 2012 (UTC)

I would oppose this. "Jacksonian democracy" is actually a modern historians' term which refers to the convergence of a number of societal and historical trends -- not just narrowly to a political organization. AnonMoos (talk) 09:41, 26 October 2012 (UTC)