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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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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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