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Key Events During the Jackson Presidency. Election of 1828. Event: Jackson’s Election – Age of the “common man” Jackson was a Westerner, born outside the upper classes of society Importance: Supporters were the “common people” – laborers, farmers, frontiersmen, the average American.

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Key events during the jackson presidency

Key Events During the JacksonPresidency


Election of 1828

Election of 1828

  • Event: Jackson’s Election – Age of the “common man”

  • Jackson was a Westerner, born outside the upper classes of society

  • Importance: Supporters were the “common people” – laborers, farmers, frontiersmen, the average American


Jacksonian democracy

“Jacksonian Democracy”

  • Event: Politics become an activity of ordinary citizens

  • Importance: End of property requirements, “spoils system,” new forms of campaigning-dinners, rallies, public meetings


Indian removal act

Indian Removal Act

  • Event: relocation of Native Americans by the government

  • Importance: Gave the government the power to relocate the Native Americans to west of the Mississippi River. The government would provide them with money, rifles and provisions for one year

  • Cherokees take case to the supreme Court – Worcester v. Georgia – courts ruled in favor of the Cherokee – but they were forced to move in 1837


Trail of tears

Trail of Tears

  • Event: Forced removal of the Cherokee

  • Importance: Thousands of Cherokee die on the march to Indian Territory (25%) which is present day Oklahoma


Nullification crises

Nullification Crises

  • Event: Tariff of 1828 (Tariff of Abominations) and Tariff of 1832

  • Importance: Congress passes a higher tariff in 1828. John C. Calhoun of South Carolina feels a state should have the right to nullify federal laws they feel are unconstitutional. The tariff is slightly lowered in 1832 but South Carolina voids the tariff and threatens to secede

  • Force Bill is passed – gives President

    Jackson the right to use military force against

    South Carolina - showing he will use force to

    Preserve the Union

    South Carolina backs down


War on the bank

War on the Bank

  • Event: Jackson despises the bank of the United States

  • Importance: Jackson felt it favored the rich in the North. He withdrew government funds and refused to renew the charter


More on jackson

More on Jackson

  • Earned fame from the Battle of New Orleans

  • Nickname “Old Hickory”

  • Believed in rewarding his supporters with government office – “Spoils System”

  • Democratic Republican party split – Supporters of Jackson called themselves ‘Democrats’ his opponents called themselves ‘Whigs’


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