Why is the 1830s considered the age of democracy?

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The 1830s are considered the age of democracy because this was the culmination of America's first move towards more democracy.  This was the age of Andrew Jackson, who was America's first "common man" president.  This was also a time when the right to vote had recently been extended to all white men, regardless of whether they owned any property.  Because of these things, the United States was coming to be much more democratic than it had been in the times when only richer men could vote and all the presidents were from aristocratic families.