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1767- 1845 at 78 years of age . Andrew Jackson. Background 7 th president 1829-37 N icknamed-Old Hickory because he was very tough like the wood of a Hickory Tree. Commander of the U.S. forces during War of 1812 and defeated the British at New Orleans in1814. . 1 st fact.

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Background7th president 1829-37Nicknamed-Old Hickory because he was very tough like the wood of a Hickory Tree.Commander of the U.S. forces during War of 1812 and defeated the British at New Orleans in1814.
1 st fact
1st fact
  • Jackson was known for physically fighting. He fought for what he thought were the causes of the people. He had trouble agreeing with some of his own people.
jacksonian democracy
Jacksonian Democracy

Andrew Jackson first run for office was a loss. Then, a democratic expansion occurred that was called “Jacksonian Democracy.”

At this time Women and African Americans did not have the right to vote

More states began eliminating property ownership as a requirement for voting.

More political parties began holding meetings to select a party’s presidential and vice presidential candidates.

They wanted more white men involved in politics

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When Jackson ran again, his supporters called themselves the Democratic Party. John Quincy Adams ran as the Republican candidate.
  • He won against Adams this time because his campaign focused on the candidates personalities. Andrew Jackson was thought as the common man and people thought he could relate to them.
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John C. Calhoun
  • As president, Andrew Jackson began not to trust Calhoun ( the vice president) and they had a huge argument over Tariffs other wise known as taxes imposed by government . He threatened to hang him!
  • In 1828 Congress passed a new tariffwhich would make the south pay more taxes for goods.
  • The southerners did not like the Tariff because they saw it as government’s power over the states.

Tariff of Abominations

2 nd fact
2nd fact
  • He signed the Tariff of Abominations which was to protect industries in the North.
3 rd fact
3rd fact
  • The south wanted to nullified this new Tariff, and Jackson threatened to send troops down to stop it.
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Jackson stated his opposition to nullification in a letter to Martin Van Buren who later became vice president for Andrew Jackson when he was re-elected.
  • The south didn’t want to follow this tariff. Calhoun was siding with the support of states’ rights so he declared that the states had the right to nullify ,or not to obey, any federal law.
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During Andrew Jackson’s presidency, he won a huge victory over a Black Hawk Indian Tribe and all Indian tribes. We took their land, and sent them to the mid west, Oklahoma region. The government decided to use some of the land for farming.
4 th fact
4th fact
  • Jackson signed the Indian Removal Act which made the Native Americans move west of the Mississippi River.
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It served mainly for the rich.

The second bank of the United States was getting very powerful during Jackson’s presidency. It favored the north states and was only controlled by a few families.

Jackson tried to get it under control.

5 th fact
5th fact
  • If Jackson hadn’t fought against the bank then he wouldn’t have been able to obtain more land in the West. It was during his presidency when the government started taking on national debt.
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