Corrupt Bargain of 1824
A political scandal that arose when the Speaker of the House, Henry Clay, allegedly met with John Quincy Adams before the House election to break a deadlock. Adams was elected president against the popular vote and Clay was named Secretary of State.
speaker of the House of Representatives and political leader from Kentucky
John Quincy Adams
Secretary of State under James Monroe; 6th President of the United States
7th president of the US; successfully defended New Orleans from the British in 1815; expanded the power of the presidency
Practice of replacing government employees with the winning candidate's supporters
Tariff of Abominations
The bill favored western agricultural interests by raising tariffs or import taxes on imported hemp, wool, fur, flax, and liquor, thus favoring Northern manufacturers. In the South, these tariffs raised the cost of manufactured goods, thus angering them and causing more sectionalist feelings.
group that was under Jackson's presidency that tried to muster the necessary 2/3 vote for nullification in South Carolina legislature. they were blocked by "submission men"
South Carolina Nullification Crisis
Attempt by South Carolina not to honor federal tariffs on the grounds that they were unconstitutional
Indian Removal Act of 1830
Passed by Congress under the Jackson administration, this act removed all Indians east of the Mississippi to an "Indian Territory" where they would be "permanently" housed.
a 19th century minor political party in the United States. It strongly opposed Freemasonry, and was founded as a single-issue party, aspiring to become a major party
Opposing party to Jackson and Democrats, led by Clay and Webster
Martin Van Buren
Served as secretary of state during Andrew Jackson's first term, vice president during Jackson's second term, and won the presidency in 1836
Panic of 1837
a finacial crisis in which banks closed and the stock market collapsed
United States politician and military leader who fought to gain independence for Texas from Mexico and to make it a part of the United States. Also first president of Texas
supporters of Andrew Jackson; including frontier farmers and factory works