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The Jacksonian Era

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    The Cumberland Road

    The Cumberland Road was America's first federally funded interstate highway. It was also known as Route 40 and took about 20-30 years to complete.
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    Era of Good Feelings

    The Era of Good feelings was the time when political cooperation was stemming from one party politics. In the time when Monroe was President everything was working out well, and everybodies spirits were high.
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    The Erie Canal

    The Erie Canal is considered the engineering marvel of the 19th Century. It provided a critical supply line and settlement paterns for the United States.
  • The emergence of Sectionalism

    The emergence of Sectionalism
    Sectionalism was quickly dividing the country(union) into regions.
    The Northeners were becoming more opposed to Slavery, and the Southeners were becoming more united in their defense for slavery. There was an equal amount of slave states and free states, and adding Missouri would tip the scale. The Missouri Compromise solved this problem.
  • The Missouri Compromise

    The Missouri Compromise
    The Missouri Compromise was between pro-slavery and anti-slavery states, on allowing Maine and Missouri to enter the union. There was an argument on wether Maine should be able to join the union, as it would unbalance the pro-slavery and anti-slavery states. A compromise was made allowing Maine to enter the union as a free state,and Missouri to enter as a slave state, causing nothing to be unbalanced.
  • Sequoyah writes the Cherokee language

    Sequoyah writes the Cherokee language
    Sequoyah started working on the Cherokee language in 1809 and finished with 86 symbols of Cherokee speech in 1821. He is the inventor of the Cherokee syllabary. He did not know how to read or write, but was amazed by the white mans creation on paper, which made him create a seperate language for the Cherokee. Because of his Syllabary, a lot of Cherokee learned to read and write.
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    Election of John Quincy Adams

    John Quincy Adams, son of the second president, won the election with 84 votes. He was involved in a corrupt bargain, which Henry Clay took part in so Adams could win the election instead of Jackson. Henry Clay gave all his votes to Adams causing him to win the election, while cheating Jacson out of winning the election.
  • Cherokee Capital of New Echota founded

    Cherokee Capital of New Echota founded
    The Cherokee legislature established a capital called New Echota by the headwaters of the Oostanaula River in 1825. The Cherokee did that to show everyone that they were a seperate nation, and would not follow Georgia's laws or Capital.
  • 1827 Cherokee Constitution written

    1827 Cherokee Constitution written
    The Cherokee Constitution was written because Georgia wanted to kick the Cherokee out of their land. The Cherokee refused to leave, saying that they were a seperate nation, creating their own Constitution.
  • Election of Andrew Jackson (1828)

    Election of Andrew Jackson (1828)
    After being cheated out of the Presidency, Jackson wanted to make sure that it didn't happen again. He spent 4 long years campaigning, he was very much involved in the running of the campaign,though not very much seen. He was meeting with hundreds of local Jackson committees. Jackson had won the election in a landslide. The electoral vote count was 178 to 83 votes. This election was one of the most dirtiest in History, against John Quincy Adams.
  • Tariff of Abominations

    Tariff of Abominations
    The Tariff of 1828, was a protective tariff passed by the Congress of the United States on May 19, 1828. It was used to protect industry in the northern states.The goal of the tariff was to protect industries which were being driven out of business by low-priced imported goods because of taxes put on them.
  • 1829 Gold is discovered in the Cherokee Nation triggering America's first gold rush

    1829 Gold is discovered in the Cherokee Nation triggering America's first gold rush
    Gold has been discovered admist the Cherokee nations land.
    Whites began rushing in ignoring all the laws and treaties that had once been in place. This was America's first gold rush.
  • 1829 Georgia nullifies all Cherokee law

    1829 Georgia nullifies all Cherokee law
    Georgia nullified all of Cherokee's laws, which nullified all the treaties with the federal government. Georgia ignored the protests to leave the Cherokee alone, and acted like their Constitution didnt even exist.
  • Trail of Tears

    Trail of Tears
    The Trail of Tears was an approximately 1000 mile route that the Cherokee were forced to travel, from their homes, to reservations in Oklahoma. A lot of fatalities happened along the trail. The Cherokee were forced to move as a result of the 1830 Indian Removal Act.
  • Indian Removal Act

    Indian Removal Act
    The Indian Removal Act was signed into law, letting Jackson grant unsettled lands west of the Mississippi in exchange for Indian lands within existing state borders. A few tribes went peacefully, but many resisted the relocation. During the fall and winter of 1838 and 1839, the Cherokees were forcibly moved west by the United States government. The Cherokee
    had to travel on the Trail of Tears, where about 4,000 of their numbers died.
  • 1831 Cherokee Nation v Georgia

    1831 Cherokee Nation v Georgia
    This bill was brought on by the Cherokee nation. While praying an injunction to restrain the state of Georgia from the execution of certain laws of that state.
  • Nullification Crisis

    Nullification Crisis
    The nullification crisis was a conflict between South Carolina and the federal government over a pair of bills, tariff acts.The people of South Carolina disputed a states' right to nullify a federal law. Jackson's written response to an ordinance issued by a South Carolina convention that declared that the tariff acts of 1828 and 1832 "are unauthorized by the constitution of the United States, and violate the true meaning and intent thereof and are null, void, and no law".
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    Choctaw, Creek and Chickasaw Removal

    The Choctaw, Creek and Chickasaw were removed as an effect of the Indian Removal Act. They all relocated one after another. They took the Trail of tears and many suffered from starvation and various illnesses.
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    Sauk Removal

    The Sauk were moved because of the Indian Removal Act. They were forced to move to Illinois and other territories south.
  • Worchester V Georgia

    Worchester V Georgia
    Georgia wanted to remove the Cherokees from their land. Worchester was siding with the Cherokees. When Georgia found out, they made a law that banned whites from siding and helping the Cherokees. Worchester won the Supreme Court case with the majority opinion.
  • President Jackson Vetoes the 2nd National Bank of America

    President Jackson Vetoes the 2nd National Bank of America
    President Andrew Jackson vetoed a bill that would have created the Second Bank of the United States. It was one of the most definitive acts of his presidency.The Second Bank of the United States was created after of the War of 1812 and had been controversial throughout its life.
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    Second Seminole War

    Cheif Osceola lead the Second Seminole War, which began in 1835 when the U.S. government attempted to force the Seminole Indians off their land in Florida and into the Indian territory west of the Mississippi River. Even though Osceola was captured, and later died in prison, his people still kept fighting, After about 4,000 seminoles were removed and hundreds died, the United States troops gave up. The Seminoles won, and their descendants still live there now.
  • Election of Martin Van Buren

    Election of Martin Van Buren
    It was the only race in which a major political party ran several presidential candidates on purpose. The Whigs ran four different candidates in different sections of the country, hoping that each would be popular enough to defeat Democratic Martin Van Buren in their respective areas. The House of Representatives could then decide between the competing Whig candidates. This strategy failed: Van Buren won a majority of the electoral vote and became President.
  • Panic of 1837

    Panic of 1837
    By 1837, after Van Buren had become president, banks were in trouble. Some began to close, businesses were failing, and thousands of people lost all their land. This was the Panic of 1837. The Panic of 1837 was the worst economic depression the nation had yet experienced.