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Chapter 12 vocab....
chp 12 vcb
|John Quincy Adams
|Monroe's secretary of state, was New Englands choice.
|A former military hero from Tennessee.
|The idea of spreading political power to all the people and ensuring majority rule.
|The practice of giving government jobs to political backers.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|One of the Great Debates in American history took place in the U.S. senate over the Doctrine of Nullification.
|A senator from Massachusetts and the most powerful speaker of his time.
|Withdrawal from the Union
|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.
|Severe economic slump.
|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.
|Whigs wanted him to run for vice president with Harrison.