The social changes of jacksonian period and WW1.

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Both the Jacksonian Period and post-World War I period encountered social changes, yet the post- World War I era was greater and more profound. While Jacksonian Democracy tried helped the common man, they neglected more than half of the population. Jacksonian Democrats reformed only to show their tendencies towards traditional white supremacy. As a result of the holes Jacksonian Democrats left behind, a series of social reforms arose. Some reforms did succeed in making changes, but many split society apart, failed, or were facing large obstacles to create any real transformation. Post-WWI social changes were greater and more profound because they had more opportunities for social change, society was able to reject tradition, and reforms were enforced more readily. This created a bigger difference and impact in thousands of people's lifestyles. Cultural changes and consumerism flourished. Minorities and women experienced jobs and the benefits of voting. Even when Depression set in, the government enforced the New Deal to create jobs and improve morale.

Reforms were aimed at the people most in need and at the same time didn't deliberately neglect any other group. Government played a new role in the daily lives of people. The social changes of the post-WWI period were greater and more profound than the social changes of the Jacksonian period.

Jacksonian Democrats sought to help the common man, mainly known as white men. In order to satisfy those hungry for land, the Democrats forced Native Americans out to the West on a journey called the Trail of Tears and seized Mexicans land. They dodged the question of slavery in order to prevent quarrel among northerners and southerners and in effect ultimately supported slavery by doing nothing. Jacksonian Democrats gave the right to vote to white, property-less men for their own selfish want for votes. Racism...