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Essential Question What were the important events of Andrew Jackson’s presidency?
Election of 1824 Four candidates All Republicans “Favored sons” – support from home states
1824 Election John Quincy Adams (MA) William Crawford (GA) Henry Clay (KY) Andrew Jackson (TN)
Election of 1824 Jackson won the popular vote No majority in electoral college
Election of 1824 Vote goes to House of Representatives Top 3 Speaker of the House Clay threw his vote to John Quincy Adams
The Corrupt Bargain Adams named Clay Secretary of State
Election of 1828 John Quincy Adams Andrew Jackson
Election of 1828 Victory for Andrew Jackson “Old Hickory” First president from west of the Appalachians
Jackson’s Popularity Viewed as the “People’s President”
Expansion of Voting Rights More men had the right to vote Elimination of property ownership as a qualification for voting
Spoils System Giving people government jobs based on party loyalty and support More ordinary citizens in government
Laissez Faire Economics Government should not regulate businesses Against tariffs and the national bank
Native Americans Goal to move all Indians to the Great Plains 1830 – Indian Removal Act
Indian Removal Act
Cherokee Georgia Hired lawyers, case went to the Supreme Court
Worcester v. Georgia Chief Justice John Marshall ordered the state to honor Cherokee property rights Jackson refused
Trail of Tears Army marched Cherokee to Oklahoma Over 4000 died
Trail of Tears Trail of Tears
National Bank Jackson opposed the Second Bank of the United States Vetoed Congress legislation to support it
Whigs New political party Opposed Jackson and his policies Larger federal government, more development of industry
Martin Van Buren Won the 1836 election Panic of 1837 hit – financial crisis
Election of 1840 Whig – William Henry Harrison (midwest), John Tyler (southerner) Democrat – Van Buren
Election of 1840 “Tippecanoe and Tyler too” Victory for Harrison and Tyler
Change in Presidency Inauguration address – March 4, 1841 Harrison caught pneumonia, died Tyler became president
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