Age of the Common Man
Jackson's presidency. He felt that the government should be run by the common people - a democracy based on self-sufficient middle class with ideas formed by liberal education and a free press.
A statutory right or privilege granted to a person or group by a government (especially the rights of citizenship and the right to vote)
The right to vote.
The belief that all citizens have a voice in their government
.As president he opposed the Bank of US, did not allow individual states to nullify federal laws, was responsible for the Indian Removal Act, the "Trail of Tears". Created Spoils System
The system where one is elected and replaces former government officials/workers with members of his/ her own political party or his/ her friends and supporters. "To the victor belongs the spoils."
Constitutional power of the president to send a bill back to Congress with reasons for rejecting it; 2/3 vote in each house can override a veto.
Americans less concerned about the national welfare than the well-being of his region: North, South, West
Tariff of 1832
Retained high taxes on imported goods. South Carolina responded with an ordinance of Nullification. Jackson responded by calling them traitors, threatened to send in federal troops.
The idea that states should be able to consider void, any act of Congress that they saw as unconstitutional:
Indian Removal Act
1830 congress passed this providing for the relocation by force if necessary of tribes living east of the MS River. This included the Creeks, Chickasaw Cherokees, Choctaws, Seminoles.
Trail of Tears
1838 federal troops round up and force 16,000 Cherokee to march from their homes in Georgia to Oklahoma territory, causing the death of 1/4 of all the Natives: 4,000 in all
Seneca Falls Declaration
New York in 1848. Women of all ages and even some men went to discuss the rights and conditions of women. There, they wrote the Declaration of Sentiments, which among other things, tried to get women the right to vote.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton
A prominent advocate of women's rights, she organized the 1848 Seneca Falls Convention with Lucretia Mott
Susan B. Anthony
Social reformer who campaigned for womens rights, the temperance, and was an abolitionist, helped form the National Woman Suffrage Association