Andrew Jackson

  • The Election of 1824

    Canidates Andrew Jackson, John Quincy Adams, Henry Clay, and William Crawford were all canidates. Jackson won the popular vote but no one won the electoral vote, so the decision went to the House of Representatives. Jackson lost and called it a corrupt bargain, because he felt Henry Clay and John Quincy Adams teamed up against him.
  • The Election of 1828

    Jacson won the Election of 1828 by a landslide. This was possible because he got twice the number of electoral votes as John Quincy Adams.
  • Worcester vs. Georgia

    Was a Supreme Court case that stated that Indians had a right to remain in Georgia. This encouraged a group of Native Americans called the Seminoles in Florida to fight in a series of conflicts against the U.S. government known as the Semoinole Wars.
  • The Nullification Crisis

    The Southerners called the Tarrif of 1812 the "Tariff of Abominations," because it increased the cost of goods from imported countries. This caused South Carolina to threaten to secede from the union.This was resolved with a law that stated if a state nullified a law, military action could be taken.
  • Indian Removal Act

    Georgia began moving Indians to the west of the Mississippi. This was called the "Trail of Tears," because they were forced to move and many died along the way
  • The Bank War

    Alexander Hamilton created the bank to regulate ecenomic policies. Andrew Jackson disliked the bank because he thought it had too much power. Jackson vowed to kill it, and when its charter was up for renewal he vetoed it, closing the bank.