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  • Election of 1824

    Election of 1824
    Andrew Jackson won the popular vote against John Adams, Henry Clay, and William Crawford. No one won the electoral. The House of Representatives break a tie such as this. This election was known as the "corrupt bargain,' as Henry Clay persuaded the Representatives to vote for Adams, and Adams would then appoint Clay as Secretary of State. John Quincy Adams became the 2nd President of the United States.
  • Election of 1828

    Election of 1828
    Andrew Jackson, in a re-match with John Adams, won the election by a landslide. He gained the votes in the South and New York.
  • Indian Removal Act

    Indian Removal Act
    Andrew Jackson signed into law the Indian Removal Act in 1830. This gave the federal government the power to exchange Native land east of the Mississippi River for land in the west that was designated for the Natives. This removal was a long, difficult journey for the Natives made without supplies, food, or help and many Natives died. It became known as the "trail of tears."
  • Worcester V. Georgia

    Worcester V. Georgia
    Samuel Worcester brought a lawsuit against Georgia for imprisoning him for not leaving the Cherokee Nation. The Supreme court ruled in favor of Worcester and the Cherokees. Georgia ignored the Supreme Court ruling and the federal government supported Georgia. Eventually the Cherokee Nation was forcibly removed from the state and Samuel Worcester was not released until January of 1833. This case became the Indian Nations' most powerful weapon against invasions by others.
  • Nullification Crisis

    Nullification Crisis
    The Tariff of 1828 was put in place to protect U.S. Industry by taxing imports from Europe. This Tariff hurt southern farmers and South Carolina declared the Tariff illegal by passing the Nullification Act. South Carolina threatened to secede and Congress passed the Force Act that authorized military force against any state that resisted tariffs. Before any force by the government against S.C. took place, S.C. and Congress came to an agreement to lower the tariff.
  • Bank War

    Bank War
    Andrew Jackson disliked the Bank of the United States, and so he named his second campaign election The Bank War . He believed it was too powerful and that only those who worked for the bank got rich. He believed the bank hurt farmers. Jackson set out to dismantle the bank, and he succeeded by no longer depositing federal funds in the Bank. The funds were deposited in smaller state banks. This crippled the Bank and its charter eventually expired.