Chapter 9: Jacksonian Era

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Chapter 9: Jacksonian Era
Andrew Jackson
John C. Calhoun
John Tyler
Martin Van Buren
Nicholas Biddle
Daniel Webster
Webster-Hayne Debate
Bank War
“Five Civilized Tribes”
Panic of 1837
Indian Removal Act 1830
Seminole War
Spoil System
Trail of Tears
Webster-Ashburton Treaty
William Henry Harrison
1. What transformation took place in American politics in the 1820s and 1830s? What was
Andrew Jackson’s political philosophy and how was it reflected in the policies and actions
of his administration?
2. How did the federal government expand its power while Jackson was in office?
3. Was the removal of the Indians necessary for westward expansion to occur?
4. What were the causes and effects of President Jackson’s battle against the Bank of the
United States?
5. Compare and contrast the Democrats and the Whigs. To what elements of the electorate
did each party appeal? How did the rise of this system change American politics?
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