Jacksons Political Agenda: Indians and Blacks
-After 1815, whites stressed innate racial differences that could never be erased. A growing
number of Americans began to argue that the Indian was a permanently inferior savage who
-Bank had enormous power over state banks and the economy but did provide the US with a
sound paper currency.
-workers complained that they were paid in depreciated state banknotes that could be
redeemed for only a portion of their face value.
HO- Uncle Toms Cabin
-Tom, Emmeline, Susan and Adolph came from St. Clare where they were treated very well. But
they all were sold to different masters, separating mother and daughter. Tom and Emmeline
were sold to Mr. Simon Legree, a violent and mean-sp
-Democrats believed that religion and politics should be kept separate and opposed
humanitarian legislation as an interference wit personal freedom.
-supported debtor relief, curbing the wealthy aristocrats who tyrannized the common worker.
The Specie Circular
-speculative fever increased values of lands bought with worthless money.
-Jackson issued the Specie Circular, which declared that the government would accept only
specie for the purchase of public land but it was too late.
Senator Webster of Massachusetts
-Senator Webster of Massachusetts argued that the Union was not a compact of sovereign
states and that the federal government had sovereign powers in those areas in which it had
been delegated responsibility. He argued tha
-by 1832, voters chose presidential electors, not the state legislature, in almost all states.
-Anti-Masons pioneered a more democratic method of nominating party candidates and
approving a platform.
-the backing of a national party, wi
-Van Buren supported different parties, stressing that competing parties would watch each other
and heck abuses at the same time that they kept the masses informed.
-Politics became mass entertainment, with campaign hoopla overshadowing the issu
Jacksons Political Agenda: The Nullification Crisis
-South Carolina was hit particularly hard by the depression of 1819 and viewed federal tariffs as
the cause of their miseries.
-it is also the one state in which blacks outnumbered whites and SC grew mor
Free Blacks in the North
-Jackson was proslavery and most hostile to black rights.
-Most black northerners lacked meaningful political rights.
-Few tribes escaped removal. They found themselves at the mercy of the pressures of the
marketplace and the hard