Political Unrest John Quincy Adams is an unpopular president The “Tariff of Abominations” in 1828 divides the country
Partisan Politics New political parties emerge Andrew Jackson leads The Democratic Party John Quincy Adams leads the National Republicans (soon to be the Whigs)
The Election of 1828 Andrew Jackson wins a grudge rematch with John Quincy Adams A new era in democracy The two party system is solidly established
Let’s Party! Jackson’s inauguration is a riotous affair The people’s president invites everyone to a party His wife dies shortly after the election
The Spoils System Need a job? Are you a loyal supporter? Congratulations! You’re hired.
The Kitchen Cabinet Unofficial consultants to the president Jackson wanted his friends for advisors “King” Andrew Jackson
The Eaton Affair Peggy O’Neal’s husband dies Andrew Jackson becomes a matchmaker Women in Washington are “scandalized!”
A Slave Revolt Nat Turner-renegade Mass murder in VA. Nat and his followers are hanged A controversial figure in history
More Problems with Tariffs The Tariff of 1832 angers the South Vice President Calhoun is troubled The Ordinance of Nullification is passed by South Carolina President Jackson is not amused
Break up the Bank The Bank of the U.S. needs a new charter President Jackson thinks otherwise He vetoes the bill Establishes new banking system Jackson crushes Clay in the Election of 1832
Indian Removal Act of 1830 The Trail of Tears White settlers want more land Gold is found on Indian territory in Georgia Jackson wants to move the Cherokees out The Supreme Court backs the Cherokees Forced march to Oklahoma kills thousands John Marshall has made his decision; now let him enforce it!... Build a fire under them. When it gets hot enough, they'll go.
Rebellious Texans Mexico wants American settlers They don’t obey laws Settlers bring slaves “Texans” declare independence Sam Houston: Leader
Texan War of Independence Texans revolt against Mexico Settlers occupy an old mission: The Alamo General Santa Ana massacres them He kills more Texans at the Goliad
Remember the Alamo! Sam Houston defeats the Mexican Army at San Jacinto General Santa Ana is captured. Texas gains its independence Sam Houston elected as its first President
The Election of 1836 Andrew Jackson supports his VP Martin Van Buren The Whigs nominate three candidates Van Buren wins in a landslide
The Panic of 1837 Trouble awaited the new president Careless loans lead to a run on the banks Van Buren’s weak policies don’t help A long depression follows