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America: A Narrative History - 8th Ed. - Chapter 11TitleDescriptionspoils systemThe term-meaning the filling of federal government jobs with persons loyal tothe party of the president-originated in Andrew Jackson's first term; thesystem was replaced in the Progressive Era by civil service.Old HickoryNickname given to Andrew Jackson.Martin VanBurenNew York senator, Andrew Jackson's secretary of state and in his secondterm of office vice-president, and eighth president of the United States.Peggy EatonAn innkeeper's daughter and wife of Jackson's secretary of war, John Eaton.Scandal surrounding the death of her first husband caused her to beostracized by the women of official Washington. Jackson and Van Buren'ssupport of Mrs. Eaton brought about the fall of Jackson's first cabinet.MaysvilleRoad BillFederal funding for a Kentucky road, vetoed by President Andrew Jackson in1830.pork barrelLegislation in which congressmen try to pluck a morsel for their districts.nullificationConcept of invalidation of a federal law within the borders of a state; firstexpounded in the Kentucky and Virginia Resolutions (1798), cited by South

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