Part Two – Prompt Four The Corrupt Bargain in the election of 1824 was a deal struck between Henry Clay and John Quincy Adams. Basically, Henry Clay decided to drop out of the election and let John Quincy Adams win in return for Adams making Clay …show more content…
This of course does not bode well with the cotton farmers and they declare nullification, as stated in the Constitution as the right of a State. The Nullification was withdrawn when Congress altered the tariff to a more reasonable amount. However, the national government soon switched to dual federalism after the tariff conflict was resolved, which would limit the rights of states against the Federal Government. Vice President Calhoun, being from South Carolina, helped the farmers by creating an act that gave states the right to declare nullification of a law they disagreed with. The Southern farmers still believed that the tax was too pricey, and eventually President Jackson took federal troops to South Carolina and destroyed the nullification once and for all.
Part Four – Prompt Six
Andrew Jackson considered himself to be a “true” Jeffersonian because he had experienced a difficult life before running for President. He had been from a poor family, which was killed by the British when he was still a boy. He also served in the U.S. military, which gave him an underdog perspective. He believed his political opponents were rich snobs who had no interest in the benefit of the lower-class, but only cared about their own personal gain. Many lower-class frontiersmen agreed with Jackson and offered him immense support which eventually led him to the