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1 The Age of Jackson

2 The Age of Jackson Regional Economies create differences
Industry took off in New England, whose economy depended on shipping and foreign trade. Eli Whitney’s invention the cotton gin made it possible for Southern farmers to produce cotton more profitably.

3 The Cotton Gin

4 Balancing Nationalism and Sectionalism
Clay’s American System-establishing a protective tariff, fix the national bank, and develop transportation systems. Missouri Compromise-Maine was admitted as a free state and Missouri as a slave state.


6 The Election of 1824

7 The Election of Andrew Jackson
The Election of 1824-Jackson lost the election to John Quincy Adams. Jacksonians accused Adams and Clay of stealing the presidency by making a corrupt bargain. Jackson wins presidency 1828

8 The Election of 1828

9 Jacksonian Democracy Jackson’s ideal Political power for all classes. He sought to give common people a chance to participate in government. The spoils system-New administrations hire their own supporters to replace supporters of the previous administration.

10 Jackson Administration

11 The Indian Removal Act The federal government provided funds to negotiate treaties that would force the Native Americans to move west. Worcester v. Georgia "John Marshall has made his decision; now let him enforce it!"


13 The Indian Removal Act Trail of Tears-forced marches the Cherokee followed from Georgia to the Indian Territory.



16 Nullification and the Bank War
In 1824 and again in 1828 Congress increased the Tariff of 1816. The Nullification Crisis-Calhoun developed a theory of nullification to try to free South Carolinians from the tariff If a state found an act to be unconstitutional, the state could declare the offending law inoperative within its borders.

17 Jackson’s Bank War Jackson tried to kill the Second Bank of the U.S. by withdrawing all government deposits from the bank’s branches and placing them in certain state banks.


19 The Panic of 1837 Pet banks printed money in excess of gold and silver they had on deposit.

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