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Chapter 10

The Age of Jackson

Who received the right to vote in the early 1800s? White men with average income
A meeting at which a political party selects its presidential and vice presidential candidate. Nominating convention
An expansion of voting rights during the popular Andrew Jackson administration. Jacksonian Democracy
A political party formed by the supporters of Andrew Jackson. Democratic Party
Which of the following 1828 presidential candidates was portrayed as being a tough, hard-working war hero who could relate to the new group of voters? Andrew Jackson
Politicians' practice of giving government jobs to his or her supporters. Spoils system
The economy in the northern states was based on what? manufacturing
The economy of the southern states was based on _____. plantation farming
The northern states agreed with raising tariffs on imported goods because... It would rise the prices of imported goods and, therefore, improve the sales of American-made goods in the United States.
The nickname given to a tariff by the southerners who opposed it. Tariff of Abominations
What section of the U.S. benefited the most from the "Tariff of Abominations"? northern states
A dispute led by John C. Calhoun that said that states could ignore federal laws if they believed those laws violated the Constitution. Nullification Crisis
What did South Carolina threaten to do if they were made to enforce the tariff? Secede from the Union
The belief that power of the states should be greater than the power of the federal government. States' Rights Doctrine
A political party formed in 1834 by opponents to Andrew Jackson and who supported a strong legislature. Whig Party
A congressional act that authorized the removal of Native Americans who lived east of the Mississippi River. Indian Removal Act
An area covering most of present-day Oklahoma to which most Native Americans in the Southeast were forced to move in the 1830s. Indian Territory
American Indian scholar and craftsman, he created a writing system for the Cherokee language and taught literacy to many Cherokee. Sequoya
Why did so many Americans agree with the Indian Removal Act? Because they wanted the land for their own farms.
Which Indian Nation in Georgia created their own government modeled after the U.S. government? Cherokee
How did the Cherokee resist the Indian Removal Act? They sued the state of Georgia.
The Supreme Court ruling that stated the Cherokee nation was a distinct territory over which only the federal government had authority; ignored by President Jackson. Worcester v. Georgia
An 800-mile forced march made by the Cherokee from their homeland in Georgia to the Indian Territory; resulted in the deaths of almost one-fourth of the Cherokee people. Trail of Tears
American politician, he served as the governor of the Indiana Territory and fought Tecumseh in the Battle of Tippecanoe. He was the 9th president of the United States. William Henry Harrison
The second vice president to Andrew Jackson; he later became the eighth president of the U.S.. Martin Van Buren
The era surrounding the presidency of Andrew Jackson is BEST known for an expansion in... Voting rights
Which of the following was LEAST important to the SOUTH's economy in the 1830s? Manufacturing
Which of the following was NOT a difference between the North and the South? Disagreements over the Indian Removal Act
Created by: Mr. Romaire