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Chapter 12 vocab....

chp 12 vcb

John Quincy Adams Monroe's secretary of state, was New Englands choice.
Andrew Jackson A former military hero from Tennessee.
Jacksonian Democracy The idea of spreading political power to all the people and ensuring majority rule.
Spoils System The practice of giving government jobs to political backers.
Sequoya Brilliant Cherokee who tried to find a way to "teach the Cherokees talk like the White Man."
Indian Removal Act Act called for the government to negotiate treaties that would require Native Americans to relocate west.
Indian Territory Under treaties, Natives would be moved to an area that covered what is now Oklahoma and parts of Nebraska and Kansas.
Trail Of Tears The harsh journey of the Cherokee from their homeland to Indian Territory.
Osceola Led the Seminoles in their fight against removal and was a important chief/leader.
John C. Calhoun Elected to U.S. congress and soon was one of its leaders. Supported strong central government and became something of a hero to the nation's young people. Also spoke out against sectionalism.
Tariff of Abominations Congress passed a bill on raw materials and manufactured goods and they hated it so they named it this.
Doctrine of Nullification A state, Calhoun said, had the right to nullify, or reject, a federal law that considers unconstitutional.
Webster-Hayne Debate One of the Great Debates in American history took place in the U.S. senate over the Doctrine of Nullification.
Daniel Webster A senator from Massachusetts and the most powerful speaker of his time.
Secession Withdrawal from the Union
Inflation Is an increase prices and decrease in the value of money.
Martin Van Buren Elected president in 1836.
Panic of 1837 A widespread fear about the state of the economy.
Depression Severe economic slump.
Whig Party Clay, Webster, and other opponents formed this party.
William Henry Harrison Whigs wanted him to be president because of his military record and his lack of strong political views.
John Tyler Whigs wanted him to run for vice president with Harrison.
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