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Title: Jacksonian Democracy


1
Jacksonian Democracy
  • The Good and Bad of Andrew Jackson

2
Andrew Jackson as President
  • Campaigned as a common manwhich he actually
    was.
  • New voting policies allowed him to win.
  • Men no longer had to own property to vote.
  • Common men voted him into office.

3
States Rights Issue
  • Vice President John Calhoun was in favor of
    States Rights.
  • Nullification Theory States can nullify (get rid
    of) federal laws that they think are
    unconstitutional.
  • South Carolina nullified a tax they didnt like
    and threatened to secede.
  • Jackson threatened to hang Calhoun.
  • A compromise was reached.

4
National Bank Issue
  • To Jackson, the Bank only benefited the wealthy
    and influenced the govt.
  • The Bank did give the wealthy preferential
    treatment.
  • Jackson withdrew govt from the Bank, and put
    it in pet banks that were loyal to him.
  • The Bank ended up closing.

5
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6
Indian Removal Act
  • The Five Civilized Tribes (including the
    Cherokee Nation) had adopted European lifestyles
    in the Southeast.
  • In 1828, Americans discovered gold in Georgia, in
    the middle of Cherokee Territory.
  • These men wanted the Cherokee out of their way!
  • They began terrorizing the Cherokee.

ARSON
LOOTING
ASSAULT
7
Cherokee Nation in Court
  • Cherokees took their case to the Supreme Courts
    Chief Justice John Marshall.
  • At first, the court refused to hear the case.
  • The second time, the Cherokee won!
  • Jackson ignored the ruling

8
King Andrew?
9
Trail of Tears
10
Trail of Tears
  • Jackson sent the military to force the Cherokee
    to Oklahoma.
  • Traveled during the winter, many on foot.
  • Thousands died along the way.

11
So, what does the vintage textbook say about
Indian Removal?
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