History Quiz / People of the Jacksonian Democracy

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Elected president in 1828, was a minority president as only 1/3 of the population voted for him
On the Supreme Court & challenged the authority of presidents and Congress
Became Vice President in 1828; anonymously authored 'The SC Exposition'
Married to Secretary of War; shunned by Calhoun's wife
Senator from Massachusetts involved in Webster-Hayne Debates
Senator from South Carolina involved in the Webster-Hayne debate
Elected president in 1836; was the first machine made candidate; Panic of 1837
Dressed as a woman in 1790 and smuggled plans for textile mills from Britain to US; 'Father of the Am. Ind. Revolution'
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Reformer in 1843; crusade against cruelty in prisons and 'hospitals' for the infirm; reason for establishment of asylums
Founded the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
Ran for president unsuccessfully 3 times, started Whig Party; created American System
Reacted to the 2nd BUS being attacked by AJ by calling loans from banks
Won the presidential election in 1840; served only a few weeks before dying
Built the cotton gin and interchangeable parts
Championed women's education and the anti-slavery movement

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