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Chap 13 Vocab

Hesterman

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favorite son candidate for national office who has support mostly from his home state
plurality the largest number of something, but less than a majority (ex. 40%)
majority greater than half of a total number of something (ex. 52%)
mudslinging a campaign strategy that uses gossip and lies to make an opponent look bad
bureaucracy a system of government in which specialized tasks are carried out by appointed officials rather than by elected ones
spoils system handing out government jobs to supporters or family members; replacing government employees with the winning candidates supporters
nominating convention meeting in which representative members of a political party choose candidates to run for important elected offices
relocate move to another place
veto to reject a bill and prevent it from becoming a law
Trail of Tears the forced relocation of 15,000 Cherokee to Indian Territory
Worcester v. Georgia Supreme Court case in which John Marshall ruled that Georgia had no right to interfere with the Cherokee to move them off their land
McCulloch v. Maryland Supreme Court case in which the Court ruled that Maryland could not have the power to tax the National Bank
Nicholas Biddle president of the Second Bank of the United States
John C. Calhoun senator from South Carolina who became Jackson’s vice-president
Laissez-Faire the concept that the government should interfere as little as possible in the affairs of business (it literally means “leave it alone”)
Created by: LHall2908