John Adams & the Corrupt Bargain The Corrupt Bargain occurred during the Election of 1824. Henry Clay supported John Quincy Adams. When John Q. Adams won, he appointed Clay to highest position in the cabinet, the Secretary of State.
Tariff of Abominations In 1828, Congress passed the Tariff of Abominations. This tariff increased tax on raw materials, while decreasing taxes on manufactured goods. This tariff favored the North and harmed the South's economy. The Southern states were very frustrated, therefor, Jackson declared the tariff unconstitutional and gave the states the right to nullify unconstitutional laws.
We are the Congress and we say put taxes on the raw materials that are shipped into the United States!
Worcester vs. Georgia In 1830, Worcester was discovered living with Native Americans unlawfully. Samuel Worcester was imprisoned. He had made noticed though, that the Cherokee were a sovereign nation and could not be controlled by Georgia. Finally, in 1832, the Supreme Court ruled that only the federal government had the authority to make treaties with the Cherokees. Once this was decided, Worcester was set free.
The Trail of Tears During the fall of 1836, federal troops forced over 16,000 Cherokee off their land to relocate East of the Mississippi River. These Native Americans were moved into Oklahoma during this cold winter. When this finally ended in 1839, more than a quarter of the Cherokee had died due to illness, starvation, and natural elements.
The Age of Jackson Timeline By - Kirstyn Cortez 4th Period