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The right to vote

Whigs (know a person as well)

People who supported Adams were known as whigs. Wanted government to spur economic growth. (Henry Clay and Daniel Calhoun were whigs)

Democrats (know a person)

Jackson and his supporters were called democrats. People who believed in equality for all people and ruling by the majority. John C. Calhoun was a democrat.

Spoils system

the practice of rewarding supporters with jobs

Kitchen Cabinet

A group of unofficial advisors

National Bank

(Bank of the United States)

Bank that has power over state banks


canceling a law

Tariff of Abominations

1828 tariff; Jackson was their leader. Protected industry in the northern United States from being driven out of business by low-priced imported goods by taxing them.

Indian Removal Act

during Jackson's presidency--Forced Indians to move west in exchange for their homelands.


A period when business declined and jobs were lost.

John C. Calhoun

VP of Jackson. (7th VP) Spoke for South Carolina. Best known for original defense of slavery.


Henry Clay

From west (Kentucky) Leader of War Hawks. Whig. Ran for president 3 times and lost.

Daniel Webster

Whig party. From New England. Opposed Jackson and the democrats.

Andrew Jackson

7th president of the US. Forced the Indian Removal Act.

States Rights

The right of states to limit the power of the federal nation