Which of the following describes an action taken by President Andrew Jackson that prompted the creation of a new political party? Jackson’s establishment of the spoils system and his favoritism prompted the creation of the Democratic Party. Jackson’s veto of the Indian Removal Act prompted the creation of the Democratic Party. Jackson’s veto of the charter extension for the Second National Bank prompted the creation of the Whig Party. Jackson’s criticism of the Electoral College in a State of the Union address prompted the creation of the Whig Party
Jackson was a Democrat, so you can pretty confidently eliminate the first two. The electoral college was not a controversial issue that split American politics at the time, so the answer must be his veto for the Second National Back. This is supported by the fact that Jackson was wary of big government, having long criticized the National Bank. Whigs, on the other hand, were for large government, and wanted the National Bank to move forward.