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30 Cards in this Set

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Supreme court ruling that the Cherokee Nation was a distinct territory over which only the federal government had authority; ignored by both President Jackson and the state of Georgia.
Worcester v. Georgia
political party formed by opponents of Andrew Jackson in 1834 who supported a strong legislature
Whig Party
3 crisis of Jackson's terms.
2.Veto of the Bank of the U.S.
3.Indian Removal
politician's practice of giving government jobs to their supporters
spoils system
an 800 mile forced march made by the Cherokee from their homeland in Georgia to Indian Territory; resulted in the deaths of thousands of Cherokee
Trail of Tears
meeting where a political party selects its presidential and vice-presidential candidates; first held in the 1820's
nominating convention
3 examples how the Cherokees adopted many of the white man's culture in their life.
1.Cherokee learned to read and write English
2.Sequoya developed a writing system that used 86 characters to represent Cherokee sylabbles
3.created a government system inspired by U.S. constitution with an election system, a bicameral council, and a court system
How was John Q. Adams described?
a Harvard-educated man whose father had been the second U.S. president, out of touch with everyday people, as "cold as a lump of ice"
The southern economy relied on ________ particularly _________ exports.
agriculture / cotton
a hateful thing
political party formed by supporters of Andrew Jackson after the presidential election of 1824
Democratic Party
why did the tariffs anger the southerners?
because it made the goods more expensive
Who was elected president in 1840?
William Henry Harrison
Who was elected president in 1836?
Martin Van Buren
The name of Jackson's home is?
The Hermitage
Congressional act that authorized the removal of American Indians in the Southeast of the Mississippi river
Indian removal act
area covering most of present-day Oklahoma to which most American Indians in the Southeast were forced to move in the 1830's
Indian Territory
how did the Cherokee believe that they could prevent conflicts with the settlers?
by adopting the culture of white people
what was Jackson's reaction to the Bank's charter renewal?
Jackson vetoed legislation to renew the charter
financial crisis in the U.S. that led to an economic depression and weakened the Republican Party
Panic of 1837
How did many southern politicans see the tariff?
as one way the federal government was abusing its power over the states
what effect did Jackson's veto have on the economy?
it led to inflation but helped promote expansion in the west
how was Jackson described in the campaign?
as a war hero
nickname given to a new tarriff by southerners who opposed it?
Tariff of Abominations
a dispute between South Carolina and the federal government in the late 1820's over the state's right to nullify or cancel, an unpopular tariff
nullification crisis
What was Jackson's nickname?
Old Hickory
what did south carolina threaten if force was used in the tariff question?
withdraw from the union
belief that the power of the federal government regarding the states is strictly limited
states' rights
Which Cherokee developed the Indian writing system?