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Title: Mr. Meza


1
Chapter 14Andrew Jackson and the Growth of
American Democracy
  • Mr. Meza
  • 8th Grade U.S. History

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Andrew Jackson
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Election of 1824
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Election of 1824
  • Electoral Votes 261
  • Electoral Votes needed to secure victory 131
  • 12th amendment in effect House of
    Representatives elects president
  • Andrew Jackson wins popular vote but not enough
    electoral votes to win election

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Consequence
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12th amendment
  • -the person having the greatest number of votes
    for President, shall be the President, if such
    number be a majority of the whole number of
    electors appointed and if no person have such
    majority, then from the persons having the
    highest numbers not exceeding three on the list
    of those voted for as President, the House of
    Representatives shall choose immediately, by
    ballot, the President. But in choosing the
    President, the votes shall be taken by states,
    the representation from each state having one vote

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Election of
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1. What is Jacksonian Democracy?
  • The idea that the common people should control
    the government

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2. What happened between the elections of 1824
and 1828?
  • Jacksons supporters came together and created
    the Democratic Party

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3. What happened in the inauguration of Andrew
Jackson?
  • The celebration turned into a near riot
  • Violence broke out

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4. The election of 1828 shifted power to what
group of people?
  • Farmers, shopkeepers, and small business owners
    who supported President Jackson

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5. What are civil servants?
  • An employee of the government

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6. What was the spoils system?
  • The practice of rewarding political supporters
    with government jobs

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7. What action under Jacksons administration
threatened to break up the country?
  • In 1828 Congress passed a law to increase tariffs
    or taxes on imported goods

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8. How was the law on taxes viewed in the north
and the south?
  • The north, which was based on factories and
    manufacturing, favored the new law
  • The south, because it depended on agriculture and
    trade, opposed the law

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9.What was the effect of the law?
  • Jackson lowered taxes in 1832 but not enough
  • South Carolina threatened to secede withdraw
    from the union
  • The Force Bill use the Federal Army to collect
    taxes

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10. Why did Jackson fight the Bank of the United
States?
  • He thought that the bank benefited rich eastern
    depositors at the expense of the farmers and
    workers

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11. What presidential power did Jackson use
against the bank?
  • He vetoed the recharter bill, or contract

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12. What was Jacksons Indian policy?
  • To move Indians west of the Mississippi River to
    make room for whites.

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13. What was the Trail of Tears?
  • The removal of Cherokee Indians from Georgia to
    Indian territory in 1838 and 1839
  • Four thousand Indians died during the walk
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