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At the Bell. As the elected head of state, the president should be the most powerful person in the government. Respond to that statement in writing. Chapter 7: Nationalism and Economic Growth. SECTION FOUR: JACKSON’S POLICIES DEFINE AN ERA. I. A question of land.

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At the bell
At the Bell

  • As the elected head of state, the president should be the most powerful person in the government.

  • Respond to that statement in writing.


Chapter 7 nationalism and economic growth

Chapter 7: Nationalism and Economic Growth

SECTION FOUR: JACKSON’S POLICIES DEFINE AN ERA


I a question of land
I. A question of land

  • Early hope was that the Native Americans would assimilate to American society

  • Cherokee nation

    • Some assimilated with help of Sequoya

      a. Created a writing system for the Cherokee language


Ii jackson s american indian policy
II. Jackson’s American Indian Policy

  • Jackson calls for removal Indian Removal Act

    • Relocation of Indian nations east of Mississippi River

  • Violent resistance

    1. Second Seminole War (1835-42)

  • Resistance in court

    1. Cherokee fought for rights in courts

  • The Trail of Tears

    • Federal troops round up Cherokee and force them to Indian Territory

    • 4000 died on the 800 mile journey


Assignment
Assignment

  • You are a resident from Georgia in the months following the Trail of Tears. Write a letter to a friend in Boston explaining why U.S. officials wanted to pursue American Indian removal and describe how American Indians resisted the policy.


Iii the nullification crisis
III. The Nullification Crisis

  • Increased regional tensions

    1. Over tariffs on imported goods


Iv opposing the bank
IV. Opposing the Bank

  • Second Bank of U.S.

    1. Jackson allowed the national bank’s charter to expire in March 1836


V the panic of 1837
V. The Panic of 1837

  • State banks began to loan more than they could back up

  • Hundreds of bank go under

  • Great Britain bought less, factories closed, construction projects stood idle, thousands lost jobs


Vi the rise of the whigs
VI. The Rise of the Whigs

  • Martin Van Buren elected president

  • Jackson’s opponents created Whig Party in 1834- grew during economic problems

  • William Henry Harrison nominated in election of 1840- and won the presidency and died four weeks in of pneumonia- John Tyler became president


Fun facts
Fun Facts

  • When Martin Van Buren was vice president, he presided over the Senate wearing a pair of pistols, as a precaution against the frequent outbursts of violence.

  • Martin Van Buren had large mutton-chop sideburns.

  • President Harrison had a billy goat at the White House during the short period he was there.

  • John Tyler was on his knees playing marbles when informed that he had become president upon the death of Harrison.


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