If you can get me as president, I'll give you the job of your dreams!
The Election of 1824: A Corrupt Bargain
1824 Election Results & "People's President"
Spoils System & Kitchen Cabinet
Andrew Jackson and John Quincy Adams are battling for one spot; the president. Somehow, the votes come to a tie, which leaves the decision of who becomes president to the House of Representatives. Henry Clay, the treasure of HOR, gets to choose who is president. So Adams made a deal with Henry Clay saying that if you get me as the president, I can give you a spot you will like a lot.
The Nullification Crisis of 1828-1833
It is now 1828, and Andrew Jackson is president. Jackson had the idea that the Government would no longer be controlled by the wealthy and the rich. This was he was called the "People's President" and had a huge party inside the White House and it got intoxicated and all trashy.
Indian Removal Act and the Trails of Tears
Jackson would now then fire almost all federal employees, and replaced them with family members, friends, and supporters. With Jackson's new line of employees, he would be ridiculed and called them Jackson's "Kitchen Cabinet."
The Bank War
South Carolina passed the Nullification act which stated that tariffs (taxes) were unconstitutional towards the state of South Carolina and they threated to secede from the United States if they were forced to collect taxes. So Jackson convinced congress to pass the Force Bil which lowered the tariffs and South Carolina did not leave the Union.
Jackson attention has now shifted to the Native Americans. Jackson says that the Indians have taken the American lifestyle since they are in our land. So Jackson says that they must be removed but the Cherokee tribe refuses. So then the Cherokee were forcibly removed and over 4,000 Cherokee died from disease, hunger, and exposure to weather. This was later called the "Trail of Tears."
Jackson's final battle was against the Second Bank of the U.S. Jackson and many other people thought the bank was unconstitutional. Clay and Webster voted to renew the bank thinking that if Jackson vetoed it that it would hurt him. He did veto it, but people supported him and re-elected him. He took money from the national bank and gave it to the states banks, and the National Bank ended in 1836.