Discuss the Bank War, Indian Removal, and the Nullification Crisis in South Carolina.

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All three of these things happened during the administration of Andrew Jackson. Jackson won due to strong support from Southerners and Westerners; these people did not trust the money interests of the East, as they feared that region gaining too much power. Jackson chose not to renew the charter of the Bank of the United States and allowed it to lapse. This led to bank deregulation and an unstable economy which collapsed in 1837 during the Van Buren administration. This financial panic was quite devastating to the country, and its impact was similar to the famous crash in 1929.

The Indian Removal Act was a federal law which pushed the Five Civilized Tribes out of the Southeast and sent them to present-day Oklahoma. The tribes resisted—the Seminole in a long costly war and the Cherokee through the court system. Chief Justice John Marshall stated that the Cherokee had a right to retain their land, but Jackson did not uphold the ruling; therefore, they were marched westward. Thousands of...

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