But first, a word
about the 1824
Please answer the following
questions in complete
1. Who was involved in the Corrupt
Bargain? Why did Jacksonians think a
corrupt bargain went down? Explain.
2. What happened to the Democratic-
Republicans as a result of the 1824
3. What is cronyism?
4. What was the Indian Removal Act?
Results of the
1824 Election: Democratic-
Republican Party Splits!
No EC majority in 1824 election
House of Reps choose JQ Adams over A. Jackson
– Jacksonians accuse Adams of stealing
the presidency (a corrupt bargain?)
Adams appts. Henry Clay as Sec. of State
– Corrupt bargain for sure! – say Jacksonians
Demo.-Repub. Party torn apart
– Clay’s supporters = Nat’l Republican Party
Dem-Reps Natl. Reps.(1828) Whigs
(1832) Republicans (1854)
– Jackson’s supporters = Democratic Party
1828 Election Results
Cronyism = Jobs for the Homies!!!
Jackson’s spoils systems…
– Incoming Presidents can
provide jobs to supporters.
His heart & soul was with the
Belief that the common man
was capable of uncommon
The Inaugural Ball
Indian Removal Act (1830)
Forced eviction of Nat. Amer’s. from
their areas to W. of the Mississippi Riv.
Cherokee fought it in court.
– Worcester v. Georgia (Supreme Court)
– Decision: Indians could not be removed.
Jackson ignored ruling.
“(Sup. Court Justice) John
Marshall has made his
decision; now let him
Trail of Tears (1828-1834)
See map page 125.
5+ tribes “relocated”
¼ Cherokee pop. died on the 800 mile trip.
The path is known as the Trail of Tears.
Tariffs Cause Problems…
Tariff of 1828 or “Tariff of Abominations”
– Many Amer’s forced to buy products built in
the N. b/c tariff on Brit. products too expensive
– British stop buying so much cotton from the
South Southerners angry!
S. Carolina nullified the tariffs.
Threatened to secede (separate from the Union)
– 1833: Henry Clay worked out a compromise.
Taxes would be lowered over a 10 year period
Jackson’s Bank Wars
The 2nd Bank of the U.S. Jackson vetoes
A monopolized agent of the rich?
– Loans given to gov’t officials w/out repayment
– No loans for the commonfolk…
Jackson w/draws funds ($) and puts them in
“pet banks” who were loyal to the Democratic
Legacy of Jackson
– State banks (Jackson’s Pet Banks) mishandled $$.
– Printed more cash than gold reserves.
Panic of 1837
– People made a run on banks.
– Credit failures.
– People lose their savings
– Businesses go bankrupt
The Panic of 1837 Spreads Quickly!
Write the following
questions in your notes:
1. What does this cartoon suggest about
Jackson’s attitude toward the
2. How does this cartoon particularly
comment on Jackson’s use of