The Jacksonian Era

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    The Age of Jackson

    The Age of Jackson has never been easy to define. He lived from 1767 to 1845. His presidency was 1829 to 1837, his influence on American politics was pervasive both before and after his time in office.
  • The Cumberland Road

    The Cumberland Road
    The National Road, which was commonly called the Cumberland Road, was built by the Federal government in response to a demand for a road to tie together the East with the early West in America.
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  • Election of Martin Van Buren

    Election of Martin Van Buren
    In the election of 1832, the Jackson-Van Buren won by a landslide. When the election of 1836 came up, Jackson was determined to make Van Buren President to continue his legacy.
  • Era of Good Feelings

    Era of Good Feelings
    During the late Presidential Jubilee many persons
    Have met at festive boards, in pleasant conversation, whom party politics had long severed. We recur with pleasure to all the circumstances which at-
    attended the demonstration of good feelings. — The original passage from the Boston Columbia Centinel, July 12, 1817, introducing the term “Era of Good Feelings
  • Erie Canal

    Erie Canal
    The Erie Canal is a canal in New York that originally ran about 363 miles from Albany, New York, on the Hudson River to Buffalo.Today the Erie Canal is the cross-state route of the New York State Canal System.
  • Tariff of Abominations

    Tariff of Abominations
    Political motivations for new tariff bill in election year with Jackson rematch with Adams. Southerners by Calhoun of South Carolina are irate.
  • Election of John Quincy Adam

    Election of John Quincy Adam
    John Quincy Adams was elected President on February 9, 1825, after the election was decided by the House of Representatives in what was termed the Corrupt Bargain. He had shown a one party government in the United States, as the Federalist Party dissolved, leaving only the Democratic Republican Party as a national political option.
  • Emergence of Sectionalism

    Emergence of Sectionalism
    The emergence of different sociteties and economies in the North and the South - the south was agrarian and rural; the north was less agrarian and industry began to appear. the North and the South tried to compromise over the admission of new states (slave or free) in order to retain political balance in congress, This caused sectionalism.
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  • Sequoya writes the Cherokee language

    Sequoya writes the Cherokee language
    At first Sequoyah made small drawings, or pictographs. Each pictograph stood for oneword. He carved these images into or drew them onto pieces of tree bark. But this systemgrew too big, and he threw away his work. When he started over, he created symbols(like letters in the English alphabet) for the eighty-six sounds in the Cherokee language.It took him twelve years to complete the alphabet, or syllabary.
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  • Election of Andrew Jackson

    Election of Andrew Jackson
    In December, it had become obvious that Jackson won the election in a landslide. Andrew Jackson had a very small amount of an actual education, spoke no foreign languages, had never been abroad. He had little legislative or executive experience. Yet he was unfit for the job, he was a national hero, loved and respected by many average Americans.
  • Gold is discovered in the Cheerokee Nation triggering America's first gold rush.

    Gold is discovered in the Cheerokee Nation triggering America's first gold rush.
    In America, the Cheeroke found a sudden struck of gold in there nation. The gold struck suddenly made the Cheerokee popular, like America.
  • Indian Removal Act

    Indian Removal Act
    This act allowed the government to negotiate the Indians removal from the southern United States, to federal land west of the Mississippi River. Chocta and other Southeast indian tribes are removed from their land and placed in the new "Indian Territory".
  • Sauk Removal

    Sauk Removal
    In the Suak Removal, lead was discovered which made the land more valueable. They wanted the Indians off the territory as fast as possible because of this new discovery. The Indians did their best to fight back with Cheif Black Hawk.
  • Cherokee Nation v Georgia

    Cherokee Nation v Georgia
    This was a United States Supreme Court Case. The Cherokee Nation wanted a federal authoritative warning against laws passed by the state of Georgia denying them of rights within their boundaries, but the Supreme Court did not hear the case.
  • Worcester v Georgia

    Worcester v Georgia
    Worcester v. Georgia deals with the agreement reached between the Cherokee tribe and the state government of Georgia. The laws established a prohibition of non Indians from living in Indian territories. Only Non Native Americans with special permission from the government were allowed to live there. The case began when missionary Sam Worcester and his family which was wife and 5 fellow missionaries who refused to move from a land that was labeled an “Indian territory.”
  • President Jackson Vetoes the 2nd National Bank Of America

    President Jackson Vetoes the 2nd National Bank Of America
    1833, President Andrew Jackson announces that the government will no longer use the Second Bank of the United States, the country's national bank. He then used his executive power to remove all federal funds from the bank.
  • Nullification Crisis

    Nullification Crisis
    Jackson was forced to confront the state of South Carolina on the issue of the protective tariff. Business and farming interests in the state had hoped that Jackson would use his presidential power and his huge amount of popularity to modify tariff laws they had long been against. All of the benefits of protection were going to Northern manufacturers, and while the country as a whole grew richer, South Carolina grew poorer, with its planters suffering the burden of higher prices.
  • Second Seminole War

    Second Seminole War
    Various tribes in the southeastern United States had moved into the unoccupied lands in Florida in the 18th century. US victory; 3,800 Seminoles transported to Indian Territory, 300 left in Everglades
  • Choctaw, Creek and Chickasaw Removal

    Choctaw, Creek and Chickasaw Removal
    The Choctaw were relocated 1832. ONce they were relocated they were forced to move to the Indian Territory. The Creek Indians saw the treatment of the other Indians so they resisted the removal. They fought Andrew Jackson (Battle of Horse Shoe Bend), removed in 1836. The Chickasaw also saw the treatment off the two other groups, so they negotiated and asked for rides to the Indian Terriotry and money upfront for food. They were also removed 1836.
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  • Panic Of 1837

    Panic Of 1837
    The Panic of 1837 was a financial crisis in the United States that touched off a major recession that lasted until the mid 1840s. The profits, prices and wages went down while the amount of unemployment went up.
    (We could not found an exact date because it was a long lasting event.)
  • Trials of Tears

    Trials of Tears
    The Trail of Tears is a name given to the forced relocation of Native American nations from southeastern parts of the United States. Many Native Americans suffered from exposure, disease and starvation on the route to their destinations.
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