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Andrew Jackson Quizzes & Trivia

Military hero and self-made man Andrew Jackson is sworn in as the seventh President of the United States. In his inaugural speech, Jackson articulates the principle of federal office rotation, ushering in the “spoils system” for loyal supporters of presidential candidates. The test below will teach you more about him. Give it a try!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is the term for giving government jobs to political supporters?
    • A. 

      Employee trust fund

    • B. 

      Union standardization

    • C. 

      Political employment

    • D. 

      Spoils system

  • 2. 
    What was the nickname given to the election of 1824?
    • A. 

      The election of thieves

    • B. 

      The illegal deal

    • C. 

      The stolen election

    • D. 

      The corrupt bargain

  • 3. 
    What is the term for the journey the Cherokee took following the Indian Removal Act?  
    • A. 

      Journey of Death

    • B. 

      Trail of Tears

    • C. 

      Trail of Death

    • D. 

      Trail of Doom

  • 4. 
    What was the nickname of the tariff that led to the nullification crisis?
    • A. 

      The Terrible Tariff

    • B. 

      The Tariff of Abominations

    • C. 

      The Tariff of Tears

    • D. 

      The Tariff of Corruption

  • 5. 
    What did South Carolina threaten to due as a result of the nullification crisis?
    • A. 

      Ignore the tariff

    • B. 

      Elect a new president

    • C. 

      Declare war

    • D. 

      Secede

  • 6. 
    What institution did Andrew Jackson believe was unconstitutional, too powerful and served only the wealthy?
    • A. 

      National Bank

    • B. 

      Supreme Court

    • C. 

      Military

    • D. 

      Congress

  • 7. 
    Which candidate won the election of 1824 because Henry Clay (the Speaker of the House of Representatives) struck a deal that would make Clay the Secretary of State?
    • A. 

      William Crawford

    • B. 

      Andrew Jackson

    • C. 

      John Quincy Adams

    • D. 

      James Madison

  • 8. 
    What happened to Andrew Jackson’s wife after he won the election of 1828?
    • A. 

      She gave birth to their 1st child

    • B. 

      She divorced Jackson

    • C. 

      She died of a heart attack

    • D. 

      She moved to Canada

  • 9. 
    Which of the following best describes the Trail of Tears?
    • A. 

      Native Americans joyfully rode in wagons to new and better homes

    • B. 

      Native Americans walked a short distance to new and better lands

    • C. 

      Native Americans walked hundreds of miles, suffering, many died.

    • D. 

      Native Americans walked hundreds of miles but suffered no problems.

  • 10. 
    The Tariff of 1828 benefitted which region of the country?
    • A. 

      South

    • B. 

      North

    • C. 

      West

    • D. 

      None of the above

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