Andrew Jackson wanted to be president. So did John Quincy Adams, Henry Clay, and Will Chenny. Henry Clay was eliminated from the election, so he offered to help Adams win if he got an office in his admin. Adams accepted and Jackson lost. It was like, a corrupt bargain or something
Indian Removal Act
Jackson decided he WOULD be president. He campaigned early that year and ran as the "People's President". He won and opened the White House to the public often and allowed people to personally voice their complaints to him.
The Nullification Crisis
Can he do that?
I'm not doing this.
After winning office, Jackson fired a lot of federal employees and replaced them with people who actually liked him, like political supporters, friends, and family members. He basically made a bootleg Presidential Cabinet. He justified this with the saying "to the victor belongs the spoils"
The Bank War
Second Bank of the US lol
Jackson saw all the land populated by Native Americans. He wanted the valuable resources and space their lands possessed. To acquire this, Jackson decided to remove the natives from their lands. Despite protests from the natives themselves, Jackson did not stop their removal and inhumane treatment. This lead to the trial of tears, where thousands of natives were forcibly removed from their homes, many of them dying in the process
This is mine now!
After new developments on tarriffs, South Carolina, who disagreed with the new tariff, said that they could make the federal act void, or nullify it. Andrew Jackson didn't like this. This caused the Nullification crisis and brought up an important question; who is more powerful, the states, or the federal government?
I dunno, lol
Jackson didn't like the second bank of the United States. He wanted it to die in a hole, so he vetoed the bill for its renewal. In 1833, he said that federal funds wouldn't be placed in the national bank anymore, instead, they would be put in various state banks. Despite opposition, the bank wasn't renewed, and Jackson got his way. Yay.