The Jackson Precidency

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  • The Jackson Presidency
  • Suffrage
  • I am so glad that we can have a say in our own government now! Jackson is great!
  • You can now be a member of the government. Not only the rich and educated like before, but now the poor can too.
  • The Spoils System
  • YAY!
  • Jackson became president following the 1828 elections. His fame from his military action in the war of 1812 and in Florida helped him gain presidency in 1828.
  • The Nominating Convention
  • When Jackson came to power, only white men that paid taxes or owned land could vote. He changed the voting requirements so that white men in other categories, such as sharecroppers and factory workers, could also vote. This opened up a whole new path for poor farmers; it would be the first time ever that they could vote politically in the U.S. government.
  • The Tariffs
  • Here's your stupid tariff money!
  • Thanks a bunch!
  • Jackson wanted to modify the federal bureaucracy by appointing ordinary citizens in government positions. This gave Jackson a political advantage in the government. This event became know as the spoils system because he appointed his political friends and supporters in government positions.
  • The Force Bill
  • I will use military force on anyone that refuses to pay the tariff on foreign goods.
  • He also changed the caucus system. The caucus system was replaced by nominating conventions which delegates from the states selected the party’s presidential candidate.
  • Let's pick 'im!
  • No! We should pick him instead.
  • In 1828, congress passed a law that placed a high tariff on all foreign goods from Europe. Many northerners welcomed the new tariff. Since European goods were more expensive, the tariff forced Americans to buy American made goods. This initially gave us an economic boost. Since there were not many manufactures in the South, their economy was hurt. This recreated a North vs. South image.
  • To stop the tariff crisis, Jackson passed a Force Bill, which stated that he could use the force of the military on those who refused to pay the tariff. Then the South nullified the bill. This event was significant because it was the one of the first emergence's of government instability in the Jacksonian era.
  • Awww...
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