Jefferson and Jacksons political views reflected each other’s. They both believed the common man should be able to hold office. Though Jackson believed political positions should be rotated, and Jefferson proposed education for everyone to prepare them for office. During Jefferson’s time he believed property requirements were a test of a man’s character. By the time Jackson came into office property requirements for voting were gone.
Jefferson and Jacksons views economically were close to the same as well. Jefferson’s idea of the “chosen class” was the yeoman farmer. Jackson added into the group farmers, mechanics, planters and laborers. Bothe Jefferson and Jackson invited industrialization as an essential to the American economy, though Jefferson was wary at first. On this issue of the Bank of the United States Jefferson and Jackson disapproved, but for different reasons. Jefferson disagreed with the loose interoperation of the elastic clause, and Jackson saw the bank as a monopoly for the rich.
When it came to social matters Jefferson and Jackson differed. Jefferson, a slave owner, was against slavery, believing it was an evil. Jackson owned slaves as well and seemed indifferent on the topic of abolition. Both saw women and