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What was Andrew Jackson's nickname?
Old Hickory
Explain the Spoils System.
The practice of rewarding supporters with government jobs.

Jackson fired many federal employees and replaced them with unqualified supporters.
What was the Kitchen Cabinet?
group of unofficial advisers to President Jackson

consisted of Democratic leaders and newspaper editors

he took advice from them instead of from his official Cabinet
Why did Jackson dislike the Bank of the United States?
helped only the rich
What did Jackson do in regards to the Bank?
vetoed the charter renewal bill for the Bank
Who won the election of 1832?
What do you know about Henry Clay?
convinced the Bank to renew its charter early

believed Americans would not support Jackson in the next election if he vetoed the Bank bill
What was the Pet Bank?
a state bank used by President Jackson and Roger Tancy to deposit government money