Andrew Jackson Timeline

Timeline created by kitnewton
In History
  • Election of 1824

    Election of 1824
    The Election of 1824 was between Andrew Jackson, John Quincy Adams, and William Henry Crawford. This election was the only election to have to be settled by a vote from the House of Representatives. In the end, Adams won 87-71-54. Jackson called this a corrupt bargain because it was believed that Henry Clay swayed the HOR towards Adams, who promptly hired Clay as Secretary of State.
  • Election of 1828

    Election of 1828
    The Election of 1828 was between Andrew Jackson and John Quincy Adams again. Jackson prevailed this election, but it wasn't a walk in the park. During the campaign Adams and Jackson viciously attacked each other to try and win. Rachel Jackson, Jackson's wife and an unfortunate victim of these attacks, died of a heart attack 20 days later. Also, once the results were announced Jackson threw a party in the White House, which caused destruction and many thought it was a bad omen for his presidency.
  • Indian Removal Act

    Indian Removal Act
    Andrew Jackson made this act to move the Native Americans off their lands and onto reservations in the West. They had hardly any time to prepare, and the trek was long and harsh. This journey became known as the "Trail of Tears" due to the death toll.
  • Beginning of Bank War

    Beginning of Bank War
    The Bank War was caused by Jackson's hatred of the National Bank. He vowed "I will kill it!" and did just so. Whenever the charter came up to be renewed, he vetoed it. This caused an uproar in society, and many people were upset, but Jackson paid them no mind and only listened to the Kitchen Cabinet (which was almost entirely anti-bank).
  • Worcester vs Georgia

    Worcester vs Georgia
    This court case was spurred by the Indian Removal Act, and it was between the Cherokee and the state of Georgia. The Cherokee said they couldn't be forced off their land, and Worcester, their lawyer, said they should be able to live as their own nation free from Georgia's control. The US army had to step in, and the Cherokees were forced out anyway.
  • Nullification Crisis

    Nullification Crisis
    The Nullification Crisis was caused by the Tariffs of 1828 and 1832. South Carolina thought they shouldn't have to pay those tariffs, bringing up State's Rights again. They treatened to secede, which was very serious at the time. In the end, a compromise was reached and a law was passed that the US was allowed to use military force if a state threatened (and did) secede.
  • End of Bank War

    End of Bank War
    Finally, the Bank War was ended when Congress declared that Jackson was violating the Constitution. The Bank of America eventually did go away, but that wasn't all Jackson's doing, as it happened after his term ended.