US History Chapter 10 Section 1 vocabulary

Flashcard maker : Deloris Connelly
nominating convention
a meeting at which a political party chooses its presidential and vice presidential candidates; first held in the 1820s
Jacksonian Democracy
a period of expanding democracy in the 1820s and 1830s
Democratic Party
a political party formed by supporters of Andrew Jackson after the presidential election of 1824
John C. Calhoun
Andrew Jackson’s vice president and a supporter of slavery and states’ rights
spoils system
the practice of giving government jobs to political supporters
Martin Van Buren
Andrew Jackson’s secretary of state who later became a U.S. president
Kitchen Cabinet
Andrew Jackson’s group of informal advisors who often met in the White House kitchen

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