In May 1830 - In May 1830, Jackson vetoed his opponent...

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Unformatted text preview: In May 1830, Jackson vetoed his opponent Henry Clay's legislation, the Maysville Road Bill, which would have allowed for the building of a highway in Clay's home state of Kentucky. The issue of "internal improvements" was still a dicey issue in the federal government, and Jackson swore he would not make an exception for one of his main enemies. In fact, while supporters of the Maysville Road decried an end to internal improvements, Jackson allowed some projects to proceed throughout his eight years as President. On a larger scale, Jackson dealt with the controversial issue of Indian removal. The ever-expanding white population of the United States had pushed about 53,000 Cherokees, Choctaw, Chickasaw, and Creek Indians into what was then the southwestern corner of the United States (modern-day Georgia, Alabama and Mississippi). While the tribes now considered themselves safe under federal treaties, the Mississippi)....
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