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Vivian and Amanda 3rd Period

By Shiman
  • Jackson's Birth

    Jackson's Birth
    Jackson was born in a log cabin on the frontier. His parents had left Ireland to settle in the Carolinas. Both died before Jackson was 15. Young Andrew had to grow up quickly. Although he was lean he was a strong fighter. He wa always determined and showed his toughness at 13 when he joined the Patriots in the American Recolution, and was captured by the british. After the rvolution he studied law and while in his twenties he was elected to congress. Later he earned national fame for the...
  • Jackson's Birth Continued

    Jackson's Birth Continued
    ...War of 1812. This is when he led American forces to a major victory over the Bristish at the Battle of New Orleans. He also defeated the Creek Indians and forced them to give up vast amounts of land in Georgia and Alabama. He was a very complex person, who led a violent and adventurous life. He was quick to lose his temper and delt with his enemies harshly. Jackson intended to be a stong president by expanding the pwers of the presidency. People admired his ability to inspire and lead others.
  • Jackson enlists in Revolutionary Army

    Jackson enlists in Revolutionary Army
    At age 13he joined the Patriots during the American Revolution. He was captured by the British. When a British officer orfered the young prisoner to clean his boots, Jackson refused. The officer took a sword and slashed the boy's hand and face. The memory of that attack stayed with Jackosn for the rest of his life.
  • Battle of Horseshoe Bend

    Battle of Horseshoe Bend
    After the British was defeated in the battles of Lake Erie, Thames, and the Creek War. Also with the death of Tecumseh, which caused the Indian confederation to fall apart. Finally in 1824, with the help of the Cherokees, Jackson won a crushing victory at the Battle of Horseshoe Bend. The leader of the Creeks walked alone into Jackson's camp to surrender, stating "Your people have destroyed my nation."
  • Battle of New Orleans

    Battle of New Orleans
    The Battle of New Orleans was the last major battle of the War of 1812. 7,500 British soldiers marched onto 4,500 American troops, who were led by Andrew Jackson. The battle lasted 30 minutes, with the Americans triumphent. This win was redundant, because the war was ended with a treaty two weeks before.
  • Election of 1824

    Election of 1824
    There were four canidates for President. John Quincy Adams, who was admired for his high morals, William Crawford, who became to ill to campaign, Henry Clay, and Andrew Jackson, who was named the hero of New Orleans and was admired by small farmers and others who felt left out of the growing economy. When no cler winner emerged from the election, Jackson won the popular vote but nocandidate won the majority of the electorial votes. As a result the House of Representatives had to choose the......
  • Election of 1824 Continued

    Election of 1824 Continued
    President from amondg the top three canidates, which didn't include Clay. However Clay was Speaker of the Househe was able to influence the results in Adams favor. After Adams became President, he names CLay his Secrety of State. Jackson and his backers were angry and accused Adams and Clay of making a corrupt bargain and stealing the election from Jackson, which made Adams an unpopular President.
  • Election of 1828

    Election of 1828
    This was the 11th quadrennial election between John Quincy Adams and Andrew Jackson. It was a rematch against Jackson for presidency. Jackson won the election which led to he Jacksonian Democracy as the Democratic Republicans overpowered.
  • Indian Removal Act

    Indian Removal Act
    The Indian Removal Act gave President Jackson the power to move Indians west of the Mississippi. The majority of supporters were the South. Some tirbes like the Cherokees fought back when Jackson and his soldiers forced them to settle west.
  • Worcester vs Georgia

    Worcester vs Georgia
    This supreme court case involved the right of Indians to remain in Georgia. The court stated that Georgia had no right to interfere with the national laws. The overall case revolved around the idea that only the federal government has the authority to deal with Native Americans' settlement.
  • Nullification Crisis

    Nullification Crisis
    Anger against the Tariff of Abominations increased in the South. Congress passed a new tariff in 1832 that lowered the rate slightly. South Carolina was not satisfied. It passed the Nullification Act., declaring the new tariff illegal. It also threatened to secede from the Union if challenged. Jackson was furious. He knew that nullification could lead to civil war. Publicly, the President supported a lower compromise tariff proposed by Henry Clay. Jackson also asked Congress to pass...
  • Nullification Crisis Continued

    Nullification Crisis Continued
    ...the Force Bil. It allowed him to use the army, if necessary, to enforce the tariff. Faced with Jackson's firm stand, no other state chose to support South Carolina. Calhoun supported the compromise tariff that Clay had proposed. South Carolina repealed the Nullification Act, and the Nullification Crisis passed.
  • Bank War

    Bank War
    The Bank War refers to the political struggle of chartering the 2nd bank of the Unites States. Jackson refused to recharter and vetoed the bill because he was afraid of the federal power increasing. This event lead to a dramatic economic downfall.