Flashcards in Chapter 12 Deck (27):
Who received the most electoral votes in the Election of 1824?
When does the House of Representatives determine the President?
When no electoral candidate gets a majority of electoral votes
Who was involved in the Corrupt Bargain?
Henry Clay and John Quincy Adams
Who won the Election of 1824?
John Quincy Adams
Who were the candidates of the Election of 1828?
Andrew Jackson and John Quincy Adams
What is mudslinging?
Attempts to ruin their opponents reputation with insults
What is a landslide victory?
An overwhelming victory
What was Andrew Jackson’s nickname?
What changed politics in Washington DC?
Andrew Jackson's popularity with the common man
What is suffrage?
The right to vote
What is the spoils system?
Practice of replacing government employees with the winning candidate's supporters
What does it mean to secede?
Break away from the union
What was the Nullification Crisis?
South Carolina passed the Nullification Act, declaring that it would not pay these "illegal" taxes
What was the act passed by Congress to relocate Native Americans?
Indian Removal Act
What does relocation mean?
Move to a new place
Where was the Indian Territory?
Modern day Oklahoma
Who is most famous for creating the written Cherokee language?
What group did not comply with the Indian Removal Act?
What court case held that the Cherokee were entitled to federal protection?
Worcester v. Georgia
What was Jackson’s response to that court case?
"John Marshall has made his decision and now let him enforce it."
What was the Trail of Tears?
Relocation and movement of Cherokee from Georgia to Oklahoma
Who led federal troops in moving the Cherokee?
General Winfield Scott
What leader went to war with federal troops and resisted removal?
What institution did Jackson try to kill?
The national bank
What President was inaugurated in 1837?
Martin Van Buren
Who had the shortest Presidency in US History?
William Henry Harrison