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flash cards for the social studies exam just trivia

Spoils system

The practice of rewarding supporters with government jobs.

How many terms did Jackson serve


How many terms did Adams serve



skilled workers

Nominating convention

Where delegates from all the states chose the party's candidate for president

Indian removal Act

forced many Native Americans to move west of the Mississippi. (15,000)

Trail of Tears

The Cherokees long, sorrowful journey west


The use of insults to attack an opponents reputation


The right to vote


Private meeting to choose a candidate.


Period of declining business profits and lost jobs.

Why did the South pass the Nullification Act

To protest the tariff of 1832

Which of the qualities earned Andrew Jackson wide-spread support among voters

He was a champion of the common people.

Which of the groups suffered financially from the Tariff of Abominations?

Southern Planters

What new political party of the 1830s attracted supporters of Andrew Jackson?


What change did MOST eastern states make in voting requirements by the 1830s?

A man no longer had to own property to vote.

Why did President Jackson disapprove of the Bank of the United States?

He thought it was too powerful.

In 1828 Congress passed the highest tariff in the nation's history, what did Southerners call it?

Tariff of Abomination

Election of 1824

John Quincy Adams
Henry Clay
Andrew Jackson
Ended in a tie so went to the House Of Reps. Clay lost and became secretary and told everyone to vote for Adams

Andrew Jackson

Was a very powerful President and used the Spoils System, had a kitchen cabinet and nicknamed old hickory.

Nullification Act

Was made to nullify the tariff on goods

Was Jackson against the Native Americans


Why were the Native American Forced out of their home land?

Southerners wanted more land to grow crops.

Martin Van Buren Economic Depression

Was caused by inflammation and the bank of the united states were closed so states burrowed money without a limit.

What happened during harrison was President?

He died and John Tyler took over. He was kicked out of the Whig Party. (Democrat)

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