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Clendenny 7 Soc Stud

Westward Expansion and Indian Removal

Nullification Act A South Carolina state law saying they would ignore the federal protective tariff
Secede To break away/leave.
Force Bill An 1833 United States law authorizing the president to enforce federal tariffs.
Tariff of Abominations What southern protesters called the protective tariff passed by Congress in 1828.
Indian Removal Act A U.S. law passed in 1830 that removed Indian tribes from their homelands to federal territory in the west.
Trail of Tears The route that several Indian tribes were forced to use to migrate west to reservations.
Andrew Jackson President who claimed to be protecting Indians from destruction by moving them west of the Mississippi River.
Dumping The practice of selling goods in another country at very low prices.
Sectionalism Showing loyalty to one's state or section, rather than to the nation as a whole.
Clay's American System A program designed to stimulate economic growth for all sectins of the country.
Protective tariff The act of placing a tax on goods brought into the United States from foreign countries.
Henry Clay Kentucky senator who spoke for the West, called for high tariffs and believed in a National Bank.
Daniel Webster Massachusetts senator who spoke for the North and believed that tariffs were good for his section of the country.
John C Calhoun South Carolina senator who spoke for the South and believed that tariffs were bad for his section
Nullification A belief in extreme states' rights where states have the right to declare null and void any federal law they saw as unconstitutional
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