Jackson's Presidency

Jackson's Presidency
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  • President Andrew Jackson
  • ALL White Men Vote here!
  • Spoils System
  • Jackson's Kitchen Cabinet
  • Andrew Jackson was known as the "People's President," because he gave all white men the right to vote, even if they didn't own land. Now more people than ever could participate in politics, giving more power to the United States people.
  • 1828-1833 Nullification Crisis
  • Pay taxes!
  • Andrew Jackson replaced Government workers with his own friends, family, and acquaintances because he believed that he needed an un-corrupt workforce. The impact was that the Federal Government now had inexperienced and un-fit personnel working in it affecting its efficiency and ability.
  • Indian Removal & Trail of Tears
  • Politicians that disliked Andrew Jackson began calling his cabinet of inexperienced and un-elected officials his "Kitchen Cabinet." Although Jackson's philosophy may have had good intention for the people, the cabinet hurt the Government's ability to function efficiently, making the Government messy for a while.
  • The Bank War
  • South Carolina stopped paying federal taxes and threatened to secede from the union if they were forced.  Andrew Jackson responded by calling their bluff and sent federal troops to South Carolina that enforced the taxes.  This impacted how states viewed the Federal government, showing that if the Federal government commanded, the states had to obey.
  • Welcome to South Carolina!
  • No!
  • The Indian removal act saw Jackson relocate southwest tribes of natives to modern-day Oklahoma.  The trail of tears was the journey of thousands of natives across hundreds of miles of freezing cold, scorching heat, and heavy rains,   Jackson did this against the rulings of the Supreme Court, further augmenting his powers as president.
  • Andrew Jackson believes the National Bank was unconstitutional and wanted to get rid of it.  However, he didn't have the authority to directly destroy it, so instead he removed all the money from the bank and distributed it to other local banks.  Jackson being able to get rid of the national bank gave the Presidency a lot more authority.
  • The bank is bad!
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