The United States Voting Population Essay

1886 Words May 27th, 2016 8 Pages
The more people that involved in any situation, the greater the possibility of disorganization and corruption. Each individual possesses unique beliefs and the accumulation of these contradicting virtues causes conflict. People are greedy in nature and wish for their own values respected without thorough consideration of how others are affected. A strong government requires well-thought decisions to be made regularly, and constant debate does not solve any problems. Thus, increasing the United States voting population was a recipe for prolonged decision making, continuous controversy, and an unending combat of beliefs. Yet, before Andrew Jackson’s election, a large portion of states eased voting requirements, expanding the voting population to non land owning white males. This was a highly controversial movement as the new voting population consisted of predominantly uneducated citizens. Despite the claim that every citizen should have an influence in the policies of their nation, the government during the Age of Jackson was very fragile and the addition of uneducated, poor votes would tear the country apart. Some reasons of opposal for the suffrage expansion were that the poor population was larger than that of the wealthy; meaning that the uneducated would overrule the educated, the election results of the election of 1828 showed illogical results, and the greedy nature of the poor would cause corruption within the government. Some claimed that increasing the voting…

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