Social Science Department at Canyon Crest Academy

AP U.S. History

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Presidency Chart – Andrew Jackson (1829-1837)

Provide a description of the events/concepts listed below, including a description of each, the way in which it was significant, the reasoning behind actions committed, and such.  Bulleted lists are certainly encouraged, but these lists must certainly reflect detail.  This does not mean, however, that you should reproduce sources, such as your textbook or online sources, in their entirety--but in bullet form. 

Election of 1828

Major figures in his administration

  Candidates, Issues, Electoral Vote Significance (Why was this considered such an important election?)










How politics changed in this period

Indian Affairs

Jacksonian Democracy


Spoils System (rotation in office)


Kitchen Cabinet


Use of Veto


Whig Party



Indian Removal Act


Cherokee Nation v. Georgia (1831)


Worcester v. Georgia (1832)


Black Hawk War


Seminole War

Nullification Crisis

War on the Bank

Tariff of Abominations (1828 – before AJ’s presidency)


Calhoun’s Exposition and Protest of South Carolina (1828 – before AJ’s presidency)


South Carolina’s Nullification Ordinance


Webster-Hayne Debate


Compromise Tariffs of 1832 and 1833


The Force Bill (1833)



Clay’s, Webster’s, and Biddle’s effort to recharter the Bank


Veto of the Second Bank of the U.S. (1832)



Removal of deposits and distribution to pet banks (1833)


Censure of Jackson


Distribution of the surplus (1836)


Specie Circular (1836)



Other Issues

Election of 1832

Maysville Road veto (1830)




Peggy Eaton Affair



Charles River Bridge Co. v. Warren Bridge Co., (1837)





Impact of Jackson

Strengthening the presidency




Effect on the states









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