14 terms

Andrew Jackson


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The Spoils System
The practice of a successful political party giving government positions to its supporters
The Bank of The United States/ National Bank
It was a bank that came under attack, and eventually went out of business under President Jackson because Jackson vetoed the renewal of its charter. Jackson felt the National Bank favored the wealthy businessmen and bankers in the Northeast over farmers in the West and South.
Achieving wealth or influence through one's own effort rather than being born to a privileged family. Andrew Jackson was a self-made man.
The Indian Removal Act
The Indian Removal Act An act enforced by President Jackson which said Indians would be removed from their land and moved onto new lands
Battle Of New Orleans
Jackson became known as the hero during this battle at the end of the War of 1812.
The Kitchen Cabinet
Jackson's "unofficial" cabinet was called this because they were his supporters and he would consult them on important issues. He used these experts because the people he appointed didn't really have the experience to advise him.
Trail Of Tears
The trail taken by the Cherokee people had to take because they were forced off their land in Georgia and forced to move to Oklahoma. Approximately 25% of the Cherokee died on the journey.
A tax imposed by the government on goods imported from another country
Jacksonian Democracy
A government by the people. It's focus was on the common man
Tariff of Abominations (1828)
A tariff designed to protect industry in the northern United States from foreign imports
Nullification Crisis
South Carolina felt they had the right to cancel, or declare void, the tariff of 1828
Andrew Jackson
A self made man, lawyer, congressman, 7th President
To cancel or declare something void
The procedure established under the Constitution by which the president refuses to approve a bill and thus prevents its enactment into law. A regular veto occurs when the president returns the legislation to the house in which it originated. The president usually returns a vetoed bill with a message indicating his reasons for rejecting the measure. The veto can be overridden only by a two-thirds vote in both the Senate and the House. ANDREW JACKSON VETOED MORE BILLS THAN ALL THE PRESIDENTS BEFORE HIM.

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