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  1. What were the cons of Jackson targeting the Second Bank?
  2. What was the Whig Party?
  3. What were the cons of Jackson beginning office?
  4. What was the Doctrine of Nullification?
  5. What were the pros of Jackson targeting the Second Bank?
  1. a Jackson found the bank's president, Mr. Biddle, corrupt and chose to protect the U.S. citizens by shutting his bank down

    He found the bank unconstitutional, didn't renew Mr. Biddle's charter, and put an emphasis on state banks

    The state banks made getting loans easier

    Economy boomed
  2. b Formed by Henry Clay, Daniel Webster, and other lawmakers against Jackson

    Strongly opposed "King Andrew Jackson" and supporters

    Believed that Congress represented the people, not the president

    Blamed Van Buren for the Panic of 1837

    Chose William Henry Harrison of Ohio as their presidential candidate and John Tyler as his running mate

    Harrison won the election, but died shortly after his inauguration. John Tyler soon became president.
  3. c Kept South Carolina for seceding, or withdrawing, from the Union

    States that each state had a right to nullify, or reject a federal law considered unconstitutional

    Creator, John C. Calhoun, believed that Congress did not have the right to impose a tariff that favored one part of the country over another
  4. d The bank went out of business, and all of the employees who worked there lost their jobs

    Since the state banks became popular, they issued too much money

    Inflation happened

    The value of the dollar went down

    People now had to pay in gold and silver

    Jackson left office while the economy was in the Panic of 1837
  5. e Instead of reforming the government like he promised, Jackson replaced the government officials with his supporters

    Shortly after the inauguration, the country was torn apart by three economic issues

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. John C. Calhoun sympathized with South Carolina and the other struggling states, and created the doctrine of nullification

    The doctrine stated that a state could nullify (reject) a federal law that it considered unconstitutional

    This gave the states a peaceful way to protest and maintain their freedom
  2. The Whig Party was formed

    Martin Van Buren was elected
  3. Lasted 5 years

    The banks failed

    Un-employment levels went record high

    Food riots happened

    Railroad and canal projects failed
  4. Since Jackson viewed the Native Americans uncivilized and obstacles, he supported them moving and the Indian Removal Act

    He believed that the Native Americans could be bossed around by the government, and he made them sign their land over

    He immediately enforced the Act (which caused conflict and strained relationships with government leaders) and thousands of Native Americans were forced into camps
  5. a separation or withdrawal from an alliance or federation

5 True/False questions

  1. What were the 3 economic issues after Jackson got elected?The sales of Western public land
    Federal spending
    Rising tariffs


  2. What were the cons of Jackson having tariffs?Tariffs made imported goods more expensive than American-made goods

    Southern planters depended on the foreign trading of goods, so the tariffs drastically hurt their economy

    The tariffs fueled the fires of a national debate that had been raging


  3. What was the Jackson Democracy?Most powerful bank in the country

    Set policies that controlled nation's money supply

    Since the bank made loans to members of Congress, the bank could influence the lawmakers decisions

    Jackson believed the bank had too much power

    To stay in business, the bank needed a charter, or a written grant, from the federal government

    Jackson let Congress renew the charter, but he vetoed the renewal

    Set out to demolish the bank, Jackson and his supporters put government funds in state banks

    Although the bank stuck back by making it harder to borrow money, Jackson prevailed


  4. What was the Spoils System?Practice of giving government jobs to political backers

    Jackson's inauguration led to a change in cabinet, which he was accused of using the spoils system

    Following the accusation, Jackson defended himself by stating the principle of rotation in office


  5. What were the cons of Jackson leaving office?He left the office too "puffed up"

    The USA went into a depression


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