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6C Age of Jackson

Events and Ideas

TermDefinition
Battle of New Orleans War of 1812 event which made Andrew Jackson a national hero
Common Man Ordinary Working Americans
Corrupt Bargain Election of 1824. Henry Clay threw his support to John Quincy Adams in exchange for the job as Secretary of State. Andrew Jackson who won the popular vote DID NOT become president.
Jacksonian Democrats Supporters of Andrew Jackson who split from the Republican Party after Jackson lost the presidential election of 1824.
Election of 1828 Andrew Jackson became president largely because more "Common Men" were able to vote.
Mudslinging The use of insults and unfounded accusations to hurt a political opponent.
Spoils System The practice of awarding political supporters with government jobs.
Five Civilized Tribes Native American groups who adopted "white" culture in hopes of keeping their lands.
Sequoyah Cherokee scholar who developed a written alphabet for the Cherokee language.
Indian Removal Act Law permitting the president to negotiate with Native American groups in order to get them to move west of the Mississippi
Worcester v. Georgia Supreme Court decision by John Marshall which said the state of Georgia could NOT take Native American lands.
Trail of Tears Process of forcing Cherokee people from the Southeast to relocate to what is now Oklahoma. Thousands died.
Tariff of Abominations 1828 tax on imported goods
Nullification Crisis South Carolina response to the Tariff of Abominations; it asserts a state's right to "nullify" or ignore a federal law that it believes is wrong or harmful.
Bank War Reference to Andrew Jackson's attempt to destroy the Second Bank of the United States.
Pet Banks The state banks Jackson used to hold federal money. Jackson used these banks to destroy the national banking system.
Unit 6C Age of Jackson - Events and Ideas