Jacksonian Democracy: the idea that the common people should control the government
While Jacksonian Democracy seems like a huge improvement since the common man gets to vote, it only benefit Andrew Jackson, since it helped him win the election, and white men. Nobody else.
Spoils System: the practice of a successful political party giving public office to its supporters.
It was once again used to benefit Andrew Jackson and his supporters. However it did not support the country as a whole and no government officials opposed any of Jackson's ideas because they all supported him. They did not even know how to do their job.
Indian Removal Act: authorized the president to negotiate with southern Native American tribes for their removal to federal territory west of the Mississippi River in exchange for white settlement of their ancestral lands.
The states wanted occupied land and Jackson was happy to comply, not bothering to think about all the lives of Native Americans that were being ruined. It caused so much destruction among Natives, and was all around a terrible and selfish act.
States’ Rights: to put the states needs and wants before the government
Andrew Jackson used states’ rights when the states wanted the Cherokee to leave the land they claimed in the west. However when the states were upset about the tariff, he said the government was more important. He only used it when it benefit him.
Nah, government is more important.
War on National Bank/ Economic decisions: The Bank War was the name given to the campaign begun by President Andrew Jackson in 1833 to destroy the Second Bank of the United States, after his reelection convinced him that his opposition to the bank had won national support.
Andrew Jackson did not like the rich and felt that because a rich man was in control of the second bank of the US, he should destroy it completely. He claimed that it was for the better of the common man, but in the long run it It caused a nation-wide panic, inflation, and an economic crash.