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shady deal he wasn’t, which shaped future democracy.The Tricky “Tariff of Abominations”oWhen the Jacksonians played a cynical game of trying to undermine the presidency of Adams by promoting a high-tariff bill expecting it to be defeated, which would cause Adams to lose popularity, but when it passed, Andrew Jacksonfaced angry southerners when he was elected in 1828.oSoutherners deemed Jackson’s Tariff as a Yankee tariff that discriminated against them, and they used this to try to and prevent the federal government underminingstates’ rights, all for the sake of slavery, John C. Calhoun being one of the biggest supporters.oAll of this led to the nullification crisis with South Carolina, and further divided the nation regarding the morality of slavery, protection tariffs, how the government should be run in general.Trail of TearsoJackson was fully devoted to westward expansion, even if it meant harsh treatment of native peoples; unsurprisingly, he forced 100,000 natives to leave their homeland and to march on foot all the way to Oklahoma from Georgia and Southern Tennessee regions.oThere is no question about the morality of this; Americans hated Natives, Jackson was famous for killing Indians and for his war efforts in 1812, but before that, it was for killing Indians; It is perplexing as Jackson even adopted a Creek son, which further demonstrates that Jackson was not only a mercenary and greedy for economic expansion, but he his feelings of compassion towards the natives had nosign of verisimilitude.oThe Cherokee nation was deemed as the group of civilized Indians, mostly because they slowly accepted the ways of the whites and were not implacable likeother Native tribes; most native tribes were stubborn when it came to working with the whites, mostly because land had been taken from them time and time again even after it was decided that all land deals had to go through a treaty.The Lone Star Rebellion
oIn 1836 Texas gained their independence from Mexico; normally it would not be such a big deal, but the fact that it was a large territory settled by American families meant that it had lots of potential in regard to westward expansion. Texas was an independent nation at the time and it wished to join the Union of the U.S., normally it would be a great thing for it to be admitted because of the land, however the slavery issue made the issue an uncomfortable one.oThe American public wished to recognize Texas as an independent nation more than it wished to recognize international law; Jackson recognized Texas as an independent nation, however Texas wished to become a part of the U.S. butadmitting Texas could be fatal in regards to maintaining a united nation.Principal Personalities:John Quincy Adamso6thPresident, unfairly won the election in 1824, had nationalistic views, was unpopular due to the corrupt bargain, first minority president, westerners didn’t like him as he tried to deal fairly with the Natives.Andrew JacksonoWar hero famous for conquering the Natives and for the Battle of New Orleans, 7th