AL'JIHAD : MESSENGERS (Angels & Devil) IN THE SKY (Captured Picture) AL'JIHAD Seventh Edition - Coker College copy - Page 586

There is Andrew Jackson between 1829- 1837 Democrat. The party of Jefferson was undone by methods quite similar to those by which it had been founded. A popular revolt originating in what was then the "West" took place under the leadership of Andrew Jackson. The "Jacksonian Democra ts," as they eventually became known, almost prevailed in 1824. After four years of party organization Jackson was a landslide victor in 1828. Historians consider today's Democratic party to be in direct lineage from that established by Jackson. Today's Democratic leaders love to carry the party origins back to Jefferson, but many historians consider Jefferson's to have been a distinct party unrelated to Jackson's. During the first three decades of the nineteenth century, two additional major alterations occurred in the electoral system. The first was the direct election of electors. The Constitution had left it to the states to choose the method for selecting electors. In the beginning all were chosen by state legislatures. Gradually, legislature gave in to demands for popular election of electors, first by Congressional district, then by statewide ballot. By the end of the Jacksonian era, all states were choosing electors by statewide ballot. This, of course, is the system in use today. We do not vote for the President and Vice- President. We are actually voting for generally unknown electors pledged to vote for the party nominees. Obviously, an improved method of nominating Presidents was needed, and the national “AL’JIHAD”– by, Imam Mahdi . © ® ™ : Of 842 Pages Is 586