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Jude 8th - Chapter 7

Chapter 7: Andrew Jackson & the Growth of American Democracy

Old Hickory Andrew Jackson's nickname
John Quincy Adams won the election of 1824 by a House of Representatives vote
Democratic Party political party started by Jackson and his supporters; represented ordinary farmers, workers, and the poor
Election of 1828 Andrew Jackson's supporters campaign around the country and help him win the presidential election
Jacksonian Democracy the idea that common people should control the government
people eligible to vote before 1820s white men who owned property
spoils system the practice of rewarding political supporters with government jobs
tariff a tax imposed by the government on goods imported from another country
secede to withdraw from an organization or alliance
South Carolina state that was furious about the new law that raised tariffs and threatened to secede from the Union
Jackson's opinion of the national bank believed it benefited only the rich and stood in the way of opportunity for capitalists in the west
Jackson's actions against the national bank vetoes its renewal charter and starves it to death by ordering the removal of all federal deposits & has them put into state banks
Jackson's opinion of the spoils system rotating people in office was more democratic than lifetime service because it gave more people a chance to serve their government
Jackson's policy regarding Native Americans had zero sympathy for them and forcibly removed them from their tribal lands through the Indian Removal Act
Five Civilized Tribes Creek, Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, and Seminole
Indian Removal Act law that allowed the president to make treaties in which Natives in the East traded their lands for new territory in the Great Plaines
Trail of Tears the removal of Cherokee from Georgia to Native Territory in 1838-1839
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