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Jacksonian Vocab

Vocabulary cooncerning the Jacksonian Era

Jacksonian Democracy Democracy that supported the "common man"
Jeffersonian Democracy Democracy that supported the public
Martin Van Buren A major contributor to Jackson's popularity
Andrew Jackson President of the US from March 4, 1829 – March 4, 1837
Caucus Meeting of party members for the choosing of a candidate
Aristocracy A government where nobility holds power
Spoils System Use of political jobs in exchange for loyalty
Jacksonian Followers/supporters of Andrew Jackson
Majority Rule the principle that the greater number should exercise greater power
"Common People" masses denote a broad social division referring to ordinary people who are members of neither the nobility nor the priesthood
Sequoyah A Cherokee Indian who invented a writing system for the Cherokee language
Indian Removal Act "Peaceful"negotiate the exchange of American Indian lands in the south for new lands in the Indian Territory (modern-day Oklahoma)
Trail of Tears In 1838, U.S. soldiers forced 16,000 Cherokees to walk from their lands in the Southeast to Oklahoma
Trail Of Tears Continued At least 4,000 Cherokees died of disease, exposure, and hunger on the trail of tears
Created by: Jetremiah