Jackson Timeline

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In History
  • Election of 1824

    Election of 1824
    (Election ended on December 2, 1824.)
    The candidates included Andrew Jackson, John Quincy Adams, Henry Clay, and William Crawford. Jackson won the popular vote, but no one won the electoral vote. The Age of Jackon, or Era of the Common Man, began.
  • Election of 1828

    (Election ended on December 2, 1828.)
    Jackson won by a landslide! He took full advantage of the spoils system, giving his supporters and friends jobs in his Kitchen Cabinet. He may have been criticized because of the lack of opposing views.
  • Indian Removal Act

    The act gave the president, Andrew Jackson, the power to move the indians out of southern states, and to the west. This act resulted in the Trail of Tears, where indians were forced to move west, causing many future conflicts with the U.S. government.
  • Worcester vs. Georgia

    This Supreme Court case vacated the opinion of Samuel Worcester, and let Georgia declare non-Native American residents unconstitutional if they settled on Native American's land without a license (protected the Native Americans).
  • Nullification Crisis

    The Tariff of 1828 (which protected industry by increasing tariffs) caused the Nullification Crisis. In response to the tariff, South Carolina declared it illegal by passing the Nullification Act. South Carolina threatened to secede, but Jackson caved and lowered the tariff, also giving himself more power.
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    Bank War

    Jackson opposed the national bank, which was created by federalist Alexander Hamilton to regulate economic policies. He claimed that it was too powerful, and vowed, "I will kill it!"
    The bank was eventually terminated.