Chapter ten



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CHAPTER TEN:

Democratic Politics, Religions Revival, and Reform, 1824-1840
The Rise of Democratic Politics, 1824-1832: Republican party tearing b/c of pressures by 1824. Generated by industrialization in New England, spread of cotton in South, Westward expansion. Would lead to divisions between Democrats and Whigs. Republicans suspicious of strong federal government, wanted states rights – would become Democrats; Republicans who believed that national government should encourage economic development – became Whigs. Elections to office depended less on education and wealth than on ability to identify and follow the majority; leaders could no longer look down on the people.


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