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Ch13 Vocab - Federico Nusymowicz Period 4 The Age of...

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Federico Nusymowicz 10/23/06 Period 4 The Age of Jackson ID “New Democracy”: universal manhood suffrage, starting with Jackson’s presidency. Moses Austin: known for his efforts in the American lead industry and as the father of Stephen F. Austin. Nicholas Biddle: American financier, was born and died in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Second Bank of US. Peggy Eaton: daughter of the keeper of a popular Washington, D.C. tavern, and was noted for her beauty, wit and vivacity and her central role in the Petticoat Affair that disrupted the cabinet of Andrew Jackson. Anti-Masonic Party: 19th century minor political party in the United States. As its name suggests, it strongly opposed Freemasonry, and was a rather obvious single-issue party, aspiring to become a major party. It was a part of the Second Party System and introduced important new techniques, such as the state convention to select candidates. Specie Circular: (Coinage Act) was an executive order issued by U.S. President Andrew Jackson in 1836 and carried out by President Martin Van Buren. It required payment for public lands be in gold and silver specie. “Old Three Hundred”: term used to describe the 297 grantees, made up of families and
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