1828 Election Results and Jackson as the “People’s President”
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Spoils system Jackson’s “Kitchen Cabinet”
In 1824, John Quincy Adams and Andrew Jackson tied in electoral votes which leaves the choice of the president to be left with the House of Representatives. Henry Clay who was a candidate in the running, was also the speaker of the House of Representatives, which means he can select the resident. After J.Q Adams became resident, he gave Henry Clay the position of Secretary of State.
The Nullification Crisis of 1828-1833
In 1828, after 4 years of "mudslinging", Andrew Jackson was elected president. He said he wanted to change America from rule by the rich elite to rule by the people. He was known as the "eoles resident. " He was expected to improve access to the government to the "common man." There was no real cause and effect at this time but you could say that the effect of the government electing could be regretful in the future.
Indian Removal Act and the Trail of Tears
Almost immediately after taking office in 1828, Jackson fired most of the federal employees and replaced them with his own supporters. A famous expression, "To the victor belongs the soils, " gave this idea its name, the Spoils System.