Age of Jackson

Age of Jackson

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  • John Adams & The Corrupt Bargain- 1824
  • Tariff of Abomination- 1828
  • Jackson's 1st Election- 1828
  • In the election of 1824, Andrew Jackson and John Q. Adams were competing. It was an unfair vote. While Jackson won the popular vote, Adams was selected instead. This was known as the corrupt bargain.
  • South Carolina Nullification- 1828
  • This tariff placed a high tax on imported goods, which favored the industrial North, but not the agricultural South.
  • Worcester v. Georgia- 1830
  • In the election of 1828, Jackson was declared the winner, and began his first term as president.
  • Trail of Tears- 1836
  • South Carolina didn't like the new tariff in place; as it hurt their economy. They threatened to secede if the federal government enforced the tariff. Jackson first offered a smaller reduction. After the state refused, Jackson ordered Navy ships into Charleston. South Carolina later backed down and gave in.
  • In this court case, a missionary named Samuel Worcester and the Cherokee nation sued the state of Georgia for forcing them off of their land. The Supreme Court ruled that the states have no right to force Indians off of their land, and that the Cherokees have the right to stay on their land. However, President Jackson ignored the ruling and forced them off anyway, which led to the Trail of Tears.
  • After Worcester v. Georgia, Jackson ignored the Supreme Court's ruling and forced the Cherokee off their land in 1836. This led to the Trail of Tears; a forced march to the Western part of the US, where the nation would live. Many people got sick, starved, and died on the way.
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