11.3 The Age of Jackson. Main Idea Andrew Jackson’s election in 1828 brought a new era of popular democracy. Why It Matters Now Jackson’s use of presidential powers laid the foundation of modern presidenc y. Standards.
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Andrew Jackson’s election in 1828 brought a new era of popular democracy.
Why It Matters Now
Jackson’s use of presidential powers laid the foundation of modern presidency.
“What ever the standard of freedom and independence has been or shall be unfurled (open, expressed), there will her [America’s] heart,… and her prayers be. But she goes not abroad in search of monsters to destroy. She is well-wisher to the freedom and independence of all.”
The United States has no designs on the territory of other nations or become a world police.
-Clay appointed Secretary of State.
-Forms Democratic Party to block Adams policies.
-Supported Clay’s American System of high tariffs and infrastructure.
-national university and observatory.
-Everyday people should hold office.
-Replaces them with his friends.
- “kitchen cabinet”
-Confidence in other banks.
-privileged institution that favors the wealthy.
-print paper money to excess gold and silver.
-Gov. demands gold and silver specie (coins) to pay for land.
-Rush to exchange paper money for specie, banks stop taking paper.
-pressures some, forcibly removes others.
-federal laws (Alien and Sedition Acts)
-Expressed by VP John C. Calhoun.
-“(Respect) the rights of the states…[there would be no Union].”
-Army and navy can be used against SC.
-People lose savings, businesses bankrupted.
-A third of pop. out of work.
-Enacts Whig program to revitalize economy.
-Died a month later, succeeded V.P John Tyler.
-Tyler opposes many parts of Whig economic plan.
system? (pg. 228)
Jackson’s respond to the ruling of Worcester
v. Georgia. (pg. 231-233)
federal powers and how did it lead to concept
of nullification and secession? (pg. 238-239)