President Andrew Jackson

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The Corrupt Bargin and The Election of 1824-1828

Jackson was elected president in 1828. When the first election in 1824 was present, Jackson had more votes than John Quincy Adams, but the percentage of votes was lower than 50%. So, the House of Reps. decided who was going to be president and, John Quincy Adams was choosen, even though Andrew Jackson had more votes. people wanted Jackson to be president because they thought Jackson was more like him, so more people voted for him in 1828. Andrew Jackson was elected president because he expanded sufferage to all white males.

The "Nullification Crisis"

The Nullification Crisis was a sectional crisis during the Presidency of Andrew Jackson, created by South Carolina's "Ordinance of Nullification". This Ordinance declared by the power of the State the the Federal Tariffs of 1828 and 1832 were unconstitutional and therefore void within the sovereign boundaries of South Carolina. The protective Tariff of 1828 was enacted into law during the Presidency of John Quincy Adams. The Tariff was Against the South Because the Tariffs were making the North rich and they were also hurting the South. Its opponents expected that the election of Jackson as President would result in the Tariff being significantly decreased.

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Getting rid of the National Bank

In 1833, President Andrew Jackson announces that the Government will no longer use the second National Bank of the United States. A National Bank had already been created by George Washington and Alexander Hamilton in 1791 to serve as a central repository for Federal funds. The second Bank of the United States was founded in 1816; five years after this first Banks charter had expired. The Bank had been run by a board of directors with ties to industry and manufacturing, and was biased toward the urban and industrial Northern states. Jackson, the epitome of the frontiersmen, resented the Banks lack of funding for expansion into the unsettled western territories. Jackson also objected to the Bank's unusual political and economic power and the lack of congressional oversight over its buisness dealings.

Andrew Jackson: Good, Evil, and the Presidency