“The Corrupt Bargain” Nobody gets electoral majority Top 3 (Jackson, Adams, Crawford) go into House of Rep Crawford has a stroke, he’s out Henry Clay is Speaker of the House Adams wins in House, Clay named Sec of State Jacksonians scream “Corruption!”
Indian Removal Jackson was an Indian fighter for decades 1827: Cherokee nation declares itself sovereign Georgia refuses to recognize their independence 1831: Cherokee Nation v. Georgia Worcester v. Georgia Supreme Court rules in favor of the Cherokee
Indian Removal Indian Removal Act (1830) Indians forced to give up land to move west Some agree, others refuse Second Seminole War (1835-1841) Fugitive slaves fight with Seminoles 1838: 16,000 Cherokees forcibly moved West 4,000 die on the long march to Oklahoma “Trail of Tears
A bank of the United States is in many respects convenient for the Government and useful to the people. Entertaining this opinion, and deeply impressed with the belief that some of the powers and privileges possessed by the existing bank are unauthorized by the Constitution, subversive of the rights of the States, and dangerous to the liberties of the people, I felt it my duty at an early period of my Administration to call the attention of Congress to the practicability of organizing an institution combining all its advantages and obviating these objections. I sincerely regret that in the act before me I can perceive none of those modifications of the bank charter which are necessary, in my opinion, to make it compatible with justice, with sound policy, or with the Constitution of our country.” Jackson’s Bank Veto, 1832.