History Discussion – Week 6

Reviewing the recent presidential elections in the U.S., were they any more divisive than the elections of 1824 and 1828 with Andrew Jackson? Consider the following questions as you respond:

  • What major factors do you think contributed to the political division of the country, both then and now?
  • More people voted in 1824 and 1828 than even today, but does participation in presidential elections make a difference?
  • What are the possible causes and effects of decreased participation in presidential elections?

Does not need to be APA formatted. One page, roughly 250 words.