The Age of Jackson

  • Creek Removal

    Creek Removal
    In 1814, after the war of 1812, the federal government forced many groups of southern Indians to leave their homes.The Creek tribes were forced to move to the Indian Territory which was a designated area formed by the goverment for the tribes of the Creek Indians to live in. They were forced to comply with the federal goverments actions.
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  • The Cumberland Road

    The Cumberland Road
    The Cumberland Road was the first road built by the federal government. Construction of the road began in 1815 and it stretched from Cumberland, Maryland to Wheeling a town in present day West Virginia. This stretch of road helped make travel in America easier.
  • Era of Good Feelings

    Era of Good Feelings
    During the time of 1815 all the way through 1825 was the Era of Good Feelings. During this time, Americans felt a sense of national pride and unity. This time was mostly ushered in by President James Monroe who worked to keep political peace.
  • Erie Canal

    Erie Canal
    The Erie Canal is a man made waterway that connected Buffalo, New York, to Albany, New York. Governer DeWitt Clinton of New York proposed the idea and the canal quickly started to take shape. At the time, moving goods west of Albany was difficult and often took way too long.
  • The Emergence of Sectionalism

    The Emergence of Sectionalism
    The Emergence of Sectionalism was a time when the United States started to grow apart and divide based on the different life styles of the North, South, and West parts of America. Sectionalism started to increase as the North built more factories and urban areas, when the South relied on platations, agriculture, and slavery. This time period was also worsened by the huge economical differences between the sections of America.
  • Election of John Quincy Adams

    Election of John Quincy Adams
    John Quincy Adams won the election of 1824 after the House of Representatives decided the winner since no candidate got the majority of the electoral votes. Luckily, Adams received much support from Henry Clay, and appointed him secratry of state. This was an outrage to Andrew Jacksons supporters who claimed it a "corrupt bargain".
  • Sequoya writes the Cherokee Language

    Sequoya writes the Cherokee Language
    Sequoya, who was a Cherokee silversmith, created the Cherokee syllabary which made it possible for people to read and write in the Cherokee language. The Cherokee Nation began to use it in order to trade and communicate with the Americans.
  • Tariff of Abominations

    Tariff of Abominations
    The Tariff of Abonimations was a tariff passed by the United States Congress to protect the industry in the North. Since many Americans were buying imported goods, the government passed the tariff to protect many of the American businesses in the North. The south was harmed greatly by the tariff since they had to buy goods not from the area.
  • The Election of Andrew Jackson

    The Election of Andrew Jackson
    The race in which Andrew Jackson was elected was considered the dirtiest as Jackson was pinned against John Quincy Adams. There was what is considered "political mud slinging" where the candidates claimed each other of acts like adultery and gambling. Jacksons election was the start of Jacksonian Democracy which changed America.
  • Gold discovered in the Cherokee Nation America`s first gold rush

    Gold discovered in the Cherokee Nation America`s first gold rush
    When gold was discovered in the Cherokee nation in Georgia, many charged through the Cherokee lands to find gold for themselves. This triggered Americas first gold rush, and tensions between the native Cherokee Indians and the intruders grew. This led to many legal actions taken by the Cherokee Nation later on.
  • Chocktaw Removal

    Chocktaw Removal
    When the US government passed the Indian Removal Act, it entitled that the Chocktaw Nation was to be relocated from their homeland. In October 1831, 4000 Chocktaw Indians were forced to move to a designated resevation in present day Oklahoma. Many more were forced to leave their homeland.
  • Indian Removal Act

    Indian Removal Act
    The Indian Removal Act was a law signed into effect when Andrew Jackson was president. Under the act, Jackson was to negotiate with the southern Indian tribes for their relocation west of the Mississippi River. Many non-native southerners supported the act, because it meant more land for them. In the end, thousands of natives were forced to leave.
  • Cherokee Nation vs. Georgia

    Cherokee Nation vs. Georgia
    The case of the Cherokee Nation vs. Georgia was filed by the Cherokee Nation, in order to receive a federal injunction against the unfair laws passed by Georgia. The laws passed by Georgia didnt give the Cherokees any personal rights inside of their borders. In the end, the case was never evaluated and the Supreme Court stated that the Cherokee Nation operated within the United Stated government.
  • Sauk Removal

    Sauk Removal
    Under the Indian Removal Act, the American forces tried to remove the Sauk tribes from their homes and force them to live west of the Mississippi River in Illinois. Instead, Black Hawk, the Sauk leader resisted, and although the Sauk tribes tried to keep land negotiations peaceful, the Black Hawk war broke out against the Americans. In the end, the American forces won.
  • Worcester vs. Georgia

    Worcester vs. Georgia
    In the Supreme Court case of Worcester vs. Georgia, Sam Worcester appealed his arrest after he and his family were taken away from their homes in the Native American lands. At the time, anybody white man who wanted to settle in the Native American lands had to receive permission from the government. Sam Worcester beleived that the removal from the lands that they were in was a violation of their constitutional rights. In the end, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of Sam Worcester.
  • President Jackson Vetoes the 2nd National Bank of America

    President Jackson Vetoes the 2nd National Bank of America
    To Andrew Jackson, the Second National Bank of America represented how high powered businessmen oppressed the will of the common people. In 1832 President Jackson vetoed Congresse`s plan to create a new charter for the bank. As this was happening, Jackson was running for re-election as President and often had debates about the bank against his fellow candidates. In the end, Jackson was liked by most Americans and shut down the bank.
  • Nullification Crisis

    Nullification Crisis
    The Nullification Crisis was a time where the leaders of South Carolina belived that they did not have to follow certain federal laws. John C Calhoun and others were angry about the 1828 tariff which raised taxes on imported goods. Calhoun pushed his theory of nullification and South Carolina passed the Ordinance of Nullification, saying that states had the power not to folllow certain federal laws, such as the unfair tariffs.
  • Second Seminole War

    Second Seminole War
    The second Seminole War was caused after the Seminole tribes refused to leave their reservation that was set up north of Lake Okeechobee. Led by the Seminole cheif Osceola, the families of the warriors hid in the everglades and fought the American forces. Eventually, Osceola was captured and the Seminole forces surrendered.
  • Election of Martin Van Buren

    Election of Martin Van Buren
    In the election of 1836, Martin Van Buren was chosen as the candidate to represent the Democratic party. Van Buren ran against the newly formed Whig party which had three strong canidates running for president. The Whigs beleived in repairing the natonal bank and attacked Van Buren by saying that he supported abolitionalism and sectional tension. Van Buren led on to win the election.
  • Chickasaw Removal

    Chickasaw Removal
    As a result of the Indian Removal Act, many Chickasaw Indians were forced to leave their homes. Unlike the removal of the other tribes, the Chickasaw leaders were able to negotiate land purchases of old Choctaw reservations, and pay for their removal. After talks with the U.S. government, the Chickasaw were able to purchase the old Choctaw lands, and receive money from previous negotiations.
  • Panic of 1837

    Panic of 1837
    The Panic of 1837 was a financial crisis fueled by many bad economic policies, inflation, and lack of government support. This was America`s first economic depresson and many could not support their own businesses or even find jobs to support their families. During that time, New York suspended specie payments and many banks failed.
  • Trail of Tears

    Trail of Tears
    The Trail of Tears was the mandatory movement of many southeastern Native American tribes to designated Indian reservations located west of the Mississippi River. This event followed the Indian Removal Act passed by the United States government to move away all Native American tribes in the southeast for plantations to grow cotton and other products. The route taken by most of the natives was harsh and many were lost to its brutality.