jackson's presidency

jackson's presidency

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  • Jackson as the "Peoples president"
  • The Spoils System
  • Jacksons Kitchen Cabinet 
  • Jackson tried running for president for four years after the "Corrupt Bargain" Jackson was elected in 1828. Jackson was elected by what was known as "common people", farmers, laborers. Before Jackson was elected president, only white men with certain amounts of land could vote. 
  • The Nullification Crisis
  • The spoils system rewards people who support the person with jobs. Jackson fired his most existing federal employees, replacing them with his supporters. 
  • Indian Removal Act and Trail of Tears
  • Andrew Jackson's kitchen cabinet was when he took advice from unqualified friends and other sources. The result of Jacksons Kitchen cabinet lead to the "Spoils System"
  • The Bank War
  • Second Bank of the United States
  • South Carolina passed a law "nullifying the new tax that had just been put on the South, trying to secede from the Union. Jackson passed the Force Bill, using federal troops to enforce the law
  • People were eager to move West, wanted Congress to pass the "Indian Removal Act of 1830". Congress made Indian territory, in which now is Oklahoma, pressuring the Indians to give up the land they lived in now and move to the new area. The Cherokee refused to move. The trail of tears was when Martin Van Buren oversaw the removal of 16,000 Natives west. 
  • Jackson believed the Second Bank of the united states was unconstitutional, even though McCulloch VS Maryland.  At the beginning of Jackson term, he said money should be removed from the National Bank. This lead to people thinking that Jackson was abusing his power.
  • Unconstitutional!!
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