John C. Calhoun
Vice President of the U.S. and proponent of the idea of nullification (from South Carolina)
The practice of appointing people to government jobs on the basis of party loyalty and support.
Tariff of Abominations
Tariff of 1828 that made imports extremely expensive.
A system of selecting presidential candidates in which members of a political party chose the nominee for president
The idea that states have the right to declare a federal law null or not valid
Senator from Massachusetts and opponent of nullification
Law that authorized the president to use the military to enforce acts of Congress
Trail of Tears
Forced march of the Cherokee in Georgia to Arkansas and Oklahoma, during which thousands died.
Panic of 1837
Economic crisis in which many blanks and businesses failed, thousands of farmers
lost their land and unemployment soared.