Andrew Jackson's Events
During His Presidency
The Nullification Crisis
During Jackson's presidency the Tariffs of 1828 and 1832 were passed. The South was upset because they had little manufacturing goods and still relied on imported goods. The South nullified the Tariffs and South Carolina threatened to secede the Union if the Federal Government inferred with their Nullification Act . Congress passed the Force Bill to make the south pay the taxes. The Force Bill gave Jackson the power to uses the US army to lead against them. The Nullification Crisis was resolved in 1833 by the Comprises Tariff to lower tax made by Henry Clay.
Jackson felt that the national bank was unconstitutional. Jackson as president had the power to veto so he vetoed the bill to get rid of the National Bank. Following the down fall of the bank the economy became unstable. After Jackson's presidency the National bank did make it's way back.
The Indian Removal Act
The Indian Removal Act allowed the US government to "exchange" the Indians land with less desirable land west of the Mississippi River. The Indians had to travel all the way to their new land. It had been the worst winter on record and a lot of people died from the weather and diseases. Andrew Jackson signed the Indian Removal Act.
WHY JACKSON WHY !!! You know we don't have have very much manufactured goods. Why would you put a tax on imported goods? We still rely on imported goods to help us because we don't manufacture we grow crops and depend on agriculture. We are not going to pay them.
Yessssss Go Jackson !!! We like the tariffs because then we get more money from the Southerners. Jackson, you make good decisions for the best of all of us. We love you !!!
Andrew Jackson Cartoon
This cartoon shows how the Indians felt when they were told they were being forced out of their own land. The one big Indian that is laying down and people are holding him down and someone is cutting his hair.