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  • Andrew Jackson signed the Indian Removal Act to have Indians go to unsettled lands west of the Mississippi in exchange for Indian lands within existing state borders.
  • I veto this bill!!
  • In 1830 Andrew Jackson vetoes Maysville Road Bill which would have sanctioned the federal government's purchase of stock.Jackson regards the project as a local matter and thinks its funding should come from local sources.
  • President Andrew Jackson announced that the government will no longer use the Second Bank of the United States, the country’s national bank, on September 10, 1833. He then used his executive power to remove all federal funds from the bank, in the final salvo of what is referred to as the “Bank War."
  • The tariff of 1828, became known as the Tariff of abominations. A leading men against the tariff was Vice President John C. Calhoun. He secretly published The Exposition and Protest, an essay pronouncing the tariff unconstitutional. Calhoun argued that each state had the right to nullify an unconstitutional federal law in its own territory. Calhoun saw the Union as a "compact" of states.
  • South Carolina threatens Succession. In 1832, a new tariff lowered duties by ten percent. South Carolina, believing the tariff was still too high, put Calhoun's nullification theory into practice. A state convention passed a law, the Ordinance of Nullification,voiding the tariff, banning the collection of its duties in South Carolina, and threatening to secede from the Union if the federal government tried to enforce it.
  • Worcester v. Georgia. Meanwhile, Georgia passed a law in 1830, stating that any white person living among Indians without a license from the governor you would be sent to prison. State legislators feared white missionaries were encouraging Indians to resist removal. Samuel Worcester, a missionary, was arrested and sentenced to prison for four years for living among the Cherokees. Worcester sued to obtain his freedom. His case came before the U.S Supreme Court in 1832.
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