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The Election of 1828 & Presidency of Andrew Jackson

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1 The Election of 1828 & Presidency of Andrew Jackson
“Old Hickory” as President. Identify the sectional issues during Jackson’s first term.

2 Campaign The campaign for the Election of 1828 began in February, right after the election of JQ Adams Campaign quickly turned into mudslinging on both sides

3 Activity With a partner, examine the 1828 electoral map worksheet, and answer the focusing questions. Be ready to discuss as a class

4 Results Jackson wins! Universal white manhood suffrage
178 electoral votes to Jackson vs. 83 to Adams Strongest support for Jackson in South & West Proved the political power had shifted away from the eastern seaboard to the emerging states of the west


6 Unique Jackson Personified the rising “New Democracy”
First president from the west First nominated at a formal party convention Second without a college degree First rags to riches president

7 Spoils System & Corruption
Rewarded political party workers with jobs Many objected to corruption Other believed change in Washington D.C. was a good thing (many public offices were still held by appointees from Washington’s administration) Some of the men Jackson appointed were less than dishonorable Samuel Swartwout-duties collector at port of NY- accounts were $1 million short


9 The Tricky “Tariff of Abominations”
Congress had raised tariffs in 1824 , but textile manufacturers wanted an even higher tariff Jacksonian Democrats hated the tariff, raised the tariff to 45% in 1828 hoping it would not pass Plan backfired and sectional warfare began New England in favor of the tariff- Lead by Daniel Webster South and West hated the tariff-lead by John C. Calhoun


11 Slave Rebellion While sectional warfare raged over tariffs, slave rebellions began to occur on the South Slave rebellion lead by Denmark Vesey in Charleston, SC in 1822 Unsuccessful, but scared white southerners with an almost 1:1 white-black ratio Also, the London gov’t was putting pressure on West Indies to abolish slavery Americans feared with slave revolts, that those notions might influence the US government


13 Calhoun & Succession Southerners now threatened succession, and they would use the tariff of 1828 as the issue This was the South’s opportunity to take a strong stand against all federal encroachment’s on states’ rights Vice President John C. Calhoun secretly wrote the “South Carolina Exposition” Similar to VA & KY Resolutions States should nullify the tariff


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