Andrew Jackson


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  • Expansion of Democracy and the Election of 1828
  • Bow to me and I will protect your rights!
  • Jackson's Spoil System
  • We supported Jackson and gained jobs!
  • Sectionalism and Tariffs
  • Expansion in democracy started in the early 1800's, after the wealth in the United States was concentrated into fewer groups of people. Presidential candidate Andrew Jackson work to fix this issue to protect the rights of the common people. In 1828 Jackson won the election and the democratic party was born.
  • States Rights Debate
  • The states fuel the national government, so we should get the power and money of the national bank.
  • During Jackson's administration he presented governement jobs for his followers. This was also known as the spoil system.
  • Jackson Attacks the Bank
  • In the early 1800's the United States was economically divided into three regions, the North (industries), South (agriculture) and the West (expansion). Jackson placed a tariff on imports known as the tariff of abomination, which only benefited the North.
  • Whig Party
  • South
  • North
  • West
  • Many people in the US argued that the states should have more power than the national government as the states formed it. However, Jackson opposed the fact that states should have the power to reject a law.
  • Jackson disproved of more national banks and believed that the states should have their own banks. This lead to the McCulloch v. Maryland, which was a supreme court case that ruled the national banks constitutional.
  • Although states should not have the power to reject laws, they should have control of the bank.
  • In the election of 1836 Jackson chose not to run for president as the previously formed Whig Party opposed him. The Whig Party supported a weaker president and a stronger Congress.
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