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Who were the four candidates in the election of 1824?
John Quincy Adams, Henry Clay, William Crawford, Andrew Jackson
Conflicts between _____ led to new political parties
John Quincy Adams and Andrew Jackson
Who organized the Whig party and what did they believe about the government
Henry Clay
Whose supporters became the Democratic party and what did they believe about the government
Andrew Jackson was against privileges for wealthy or educated, against tariffs, against government role in economy, and support WEST expansion
Whose election as president was seen as a victory for the common people
Andrew Jackson was for working farmers and city workers
What is the spoils system
the practice of rewarding government jobs to loyal supporters of the party that wins an election
What president is associated with the spoils system
Andrew Jackson
Why was the north HELPED by the tariff
Protected the GOODS from foreign competition
Why was the south HURT by the tariff
Farmers that produce cash crops was MORE COSTLY to export to foreign countries like cotton or tobacco
What was the Indian Removal Act of 1830?
Act that was passed by Congress to relocate Native Americans to Oklahoma
What was the Trail of Tears?
the Cherokee nation was forced to give up its lands east of the Mississippi River and to migrate to an area in present-day Oklahoma. this journey had devastating and sorrowful effects.
What was the Oregon Trail?
A 2,000-mile long journey from Missouri/Iowa to Oregon Country.
What were the two laws that Mexico began to enforce which angered the American settlers in Texas
Texans had to promise to worship in Catholic Church and Banned slavery in the region
What was the Alamo?
A Spanish mission in San Antonio that Jim Bowie and Davy Crocket became key supporters and Santa Anna and the Mexican Army shattered the walls in the Texas Revolution
Who were the two frontiers men that fought at the Alamo
Davy Crocket and Jim Bowie
What were the causes of the Mexican-American War
They were offended by the offer to buy California and New Mexico, the US sent troops into disputed land, and Mexico wanted to change the border of Texas.
What was the name of the treaty which ended the Mexican-American war of 1848
Treaty of Guadeloupe
What was the Gadsden Purchase of 1853?
An area purchased by the US from Mexico to complete the contiguous US
When and where was gold discovered
1848 in Sutter's Mills in California