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Westward Expansion and Regional Differenc15 - NULLIFICATION...

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Westward Expansion and Regional Differences Nation, slavery grow in new frontier Jackson – Tennessee politician, fighter in wars against Native Americans on the  Southern frontier, and hero of the Battle of New Orleans during the War of 1812 – drew  his support from the “common people.”  He came to the presidency on a rising tide of  enthusiasm for popular democracy.  The election of 1828 was a significant benchmark in  the trend toward broader voter participation. By then most states had either enacted  universal white male suffrage or minimized property requirements.  In 1824 members of  the Electoral College in six states were still selected by the state legislatures. By 1828  presidential electors were chosen by popular vote in every state but Delaware and  South Carolina. These developments were the products of a widespread sense that the  people should rule and that government by traditional elites had come to an end.
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Unformatted text preview: NULLIFICATION CRISIS Toward the end of his first term in office, Jackson was forced to confront the state of South Carolina, the most important of the emerging Deep South cotton states, on the issue of the protective tariff. Business and farming interests in the state had hoped that the president would use his power to modify the 1828 act that they called the Tariff of Abominations. In their view, all its benefits of protection went to Northern manufacturers, leaving agricultural South Carolina poorer. In 1828, the state’s leading politician – and Jackson’s vice president until his resignation in 1832 – John C. Calhoun had declared in his South Carolina Exposition and Protest that states had the right to nullify oppressive national legislation....
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