Jacksonian America, Antebellum Society, Abolition

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?