Key Events in President Andrew Jackson's Administration
Spoils System--- Jackson rewarded many of his political supporters with government jobs. His critics coined the phrase the "spoils system."
Tariff and NullificationIn opposition to the Tariff of Abominations, the southern states, led by John C. Calhoun, declared that states had the right to nullify a law. Jackson used armed forcesto collect import duties; the crisis was resolved with a compromise bill sponsored by Henry Clay.
The Bank of the United States---Jackson vetoed the charter for the second Bank of the United States on the grounds that the bank was unconstitutional and favored eastern manufacturers instead of the common people.
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