Andrew Jackson part 2
By anthoney, Updated
The 2 part of the story of the presidency of Andrew Jackson
Though in principle Jackson supported states’ rights, he confronted the issue head-on in his battle against the South Carolina legislature, led by the formidable Senator John C. Calhoun. In 1832, South Carolina adopted a resolution declaring federal tariffs passed in 1828 and 1832 null and void and prohibiting their enforcement within state boundaries.
I'm South Carolina And Nullification is my thing
What Part of "NULL" don't you understand
I Don't want to leave
Jackson supported Georgia's expulsion of the Indians from their land to reservations in the West. He used the Indian Removal Act of 1830 to force them to move, even discounting the Supreme Court ruling in Worcester v. Georgia (1832) that said they could not be forced to move. From 1838-39, troops led over 15,000 Cherokees from Georgia in what is called the Trail of Tears.
The Trail of Tears
During Jackson's presidency, sectional issues began to arise. Many Southern states wished to preserve states' rights. They were upset over tariffs, and when, in 1832, Jackson signed a moderate tariff, South Carolina felt they had the right through "nullification"
State's Rights, Sectionalism, and Succession
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