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SUFFRAGE
The right to vote.
CAUCUS
A closed political meeting.
NOMINATING CONVENTION
A meeting where delegates from each state cast their votes for politcal candidates.
SPOILS SYSTEM
Handing out politcal jobs to your supporters-even if they might not be the best people for the job.
KITCHEN CABINET
The personal advisors of Andrew Jackson.
PET BANK
Certain state banks that federal money was put into instead of the Bank of the United States. (Think pet as in favorite)
NICHOLAS BIDDLE
President of the Bank of the United States and someone whom Andrew Jackson hated because he felt Biddle was a representative of the wealthy Easterners.
ROGER TANEY
Secretary of the Treasury. He did what Jackson told him to do.
TARIFF
A tax of some sort. Usually placed on imported goods. (That means money you pay as a tax on things made in other countries.)
SOVEREIGN
Independent States
STATES' RIGHTS
The belief that an individual state may restrict federal authority. (A state can say the federal government is butting in too much).
NULLIFICATION
The right of states to declare federal laws illegal.
SECEDE
To leave the Union of the United States.
TRAIL OF TEARS
The forced march of the Cherokee Indians from their homelands. This was forced by the government. Many Indians died during this march to Indian Territory.
JOHN C. CALHOUN
President Andrew Jackson's vice-president.
DANIEL WEBSTER
A senator from Massachusetts who delivered a big speech attacking states' rights. He was challenging a speech made by another senator.
SEQUOYA
A leader of the Cherokee who made a written alphabet for the Cherokee Indians that allowed them to read and write.
OSCEOLA
A Seminole Indian leader from Florida who refused to listen to soldiers who wanted the Seminole to give up their land.
ROBERT HAYNE
A senator from South Carolina who had given a speech for states' rights. He defended nullification (the right of states to declare federal laws illegal). He was opposite Daniel Webster.
SPECIE
Hard cash in the form of gold or silver.