The Age of Jackson. “Old Hickory”. Bell Ringer: Discussion Questions. How much of a disparity exists between poor and wealthy people in America today? In what ways is it easy to distinguish between poor and wealthy Americans?
The Age of Jackson
1)Newly added states allowed all white males to vote and hold office.
2) Party nominations could be influenced by common people.
3)New ways to choose the presidential electors.
4) Two & Three party system
5) More elected officials
6) Popular campaigning
Rotation of Office
-States had the right to obey federal law or declare null and void.
1828- South Carolina argued that the tariff of 1828( Tariff of Abominations) was unconstitutional.
1830- Daniel Webster debated Robert Hayne
Webster-Hayne Debate- On the nature of the federal union.
“Our federal Union, it must be preserved.”
-South Carolina held a convention to nullify the tariff.
-Jackson told them that nullification and disunion was
*Jackson compromised by lowering the tariff rates.*
Henry Clay supporters
Jackson wins reelection in 1832
*Banknotes lose their value and the Panic of 1837 caused an economic depression.*
-William Henry Harrison v. Martin Van Buren
Whigs win the election and become a national party.
-Harrison died of pneumonia and John Tyler became