Glossary of American History Chapter 13
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- The present-day democratic traces its roots to the supporters of?
- Andrew Jackson
- The spoils system was
- the practice of filling government jobs with political supporters.
- Andrew Jackson defended the spoils system by saying
- it expanded democracy.
- "Kitchen cabinet" was the nickname for President Jackson's
- own personal advisers.
- The Bank of the United States was hated by all the following people EXCEPT
- Nicholas Biddle.
- President Andrew Jackson's political opponent in the election of 1832 was
- Henry Clay
- In 1832, Andrew Jackson risked losing votes in the North when he
- vetoed the bill to renew the Bank of the United States.
- John C. Calhoun claimed that each state was sovereign and so had the right to
- declare any federal law unconstitutional.
- The belief that an individual state may restrict federal authority was called
- states' rights
- The senator who gave a long and fiery speech against nullification in 1830 was
- Daniel Webster
- After passing the Nullification Act of 1832, the people of South Carolina threatened to
- secede from the Union
- The leader of the Seminole who made war against the United States was
- President Andrew Jackson's hand-picked successor in the election of 1836 was
- Martin Van Buren.
- In 1836, state banks began to print paper bank notes and make loans freely as a result of
- lack of controls from the Bank of the United States.
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