A movement for more democracy in American government in the 1830s. Led by President Andrew Jackson, this movement championed greater rights for the common man and was opposed to any signs of aristocracy in the nation. Jacksonian democracy was aided by the strong spirit of equality among the people of the newer settlements in the South and West. It was also aided by the extension of the vote in eastern states to men without property; in the early days of the United States, many places had allowed only male property owners to vote. (Compare Jeffersonian democracy.)
In the Northwest territory, the old home of jacksonian democracy, they overtopped agriculture.
All this and his steady advocacy of jacksonian democracy constituted him no paltry antagonist.
This provision stood clear in the document; but judicial ingenuity had circumvented it in the age of jacksonian democracy.
Crockett was a Southerner and, as has been stated, at first a friend of the jacksonian democracy.