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a meeting at which a political party selects its presidential and vice presidential candidate; first held in the 1820s
a political party formed by supporters of Andrew Jackson after the presidential election of 1824
President Andrew Jackson's group of informal advisers; so called because they often met in the White House kitchen
Tariff of Abominations
(1828) the nickname given to a tariff by southerners who opposed it, which increased the cost of imported goods
states' rights doctrine
the belief that the power of the states should be greater than the power of the federal government
a dispute led by John C. Calhoun that said that states could ignore federal laws if they believed those laws violated the Constitution
argued that the United States was one nation, not a pact among independent states; he believed that the welfare of the nation should override that of individual states
McCulloch v. Maryland
(1819) U.S. Supreme court case that declared the Second bank of the United States was constitutional and that Maryland could not interfere with it
a political party formed in 1834 by opponents of Andrew Jackson and who supported a strong legislature
Indian Removal Act
(1830) a congressional act that authorized the removal of Native Americans who lived east of the Mississippi River
an area covering most of present-day Oklahoma to which most Native Americans in the Southeast were forced to move in the 1830s
bureau of Indian Affairs
a government agency created in the 1800s to oversee federal policy toward Native Americans
a Cherokee who used 86 characters to represent Cherokee syllables to create a writing system for their own complex language
Worcester v. Georgia
(1832) the Supreme Court ruling that stated that the Cherokee nation was a district territory over which only the federal government had authority: ignored by both President Andrew Jackson and the state of Georgia
Trail of Tears
(1838-39) an 800-mile forced march made by the Cherokee from their homeland in Georgia to Indian territory; resulted in the deaths of almost one-fourth of the Cherokee people
a leader of Fox and Sauk Indians, led his people in a struggle to protect their lands in Illinois
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