Do You Know About Andrew Jackson?

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One thing people remember of Andrew Jackson is he signed the Indian Removal Act, which gave the President additional powers in speeding the removal of American Indian communities in the eastern United States to territories west of the Mississippi River. What else do you know about him? Take the test and see!


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. 
    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.

  • 9. 
    The Tariff of 1828 benefitted which region of the country?
    • A. 

      South

    • B. 

      North

    • C. 

      West

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 10. 
    What is a tariff?
    • A. 

      A ship

    • B. 

      A tax

    • C. 

      A few

    • D. 

      A government official

  • 11. 
    What was the tariff of 1828 passed on?
    • A. 

      Foreign goods

    • B. 

      Whiskey

    • C. 

      Tea

    • D. 

      Cotton

  • 12. 
    The New England manufacturers liked this tariff.  Who did not like the tariff?
    • A. 

      Factory owners

    • B. 

      The middle colonies

    • C. 

      Southerners

    • D. 

      The northeast

  • 13. 
    Who was the president that was popular with the "common man"?
    • A. 

      Martin Van Buren

    • B. 

      Andrew Jackson

    • C. 

      Henry Clay

    • D. 

      John Quincy Adams

  • 14. 
    Where did the Trail of Tears begin?
    • A. 

      Mississippi

    • B. 

      Oklahoma

    • C. 

      Georgia

    • D. 

      Florida

  • 15. 
    Where did the Trail of Tears end?
    • A. 

      Georgia

    • B. 

      Mississippi

    • C. 

      Oregon

    • D. 

      Oklahoma

  • 16. 
    Which court case dealt with the Cherokees suing to stay on their land?
    • A. 

      Worcester vs. Georgia

    • B. 

      Marbury vs. Madison

    • C. 

      McCulloch vs. Maryland

    • D. 

      Dred Scott vs. Sanford

  • 17. 
    Which state threatened secession if the Tariff of 1828 was enforced?
    • A. 

      Georgia

    • B. 

      Texas

    • C. 

      North Carolina

    • D. 

      South Carolina

  • 18. 
    Which congressman and enemy of Andrew Jackson worked out a compromise solution between the southern states and the government over the Tariff of 1828?
    • A. 

      Daniel Webster

    • B. 

      Henry Clay

    • C. 

      John C. Calhoun

    • D. 

      Davy Crockett

  • 19. 
    How did Jackson eventually rid himself of the National Bank?
    • A. 

      He blew it up

    • B. 

      He took it under presidential control

    • C. 

      He gave his friends control over the bank

    • D. 

      He vetoed its charter

  • 20. 
    Which state did Jackson refuse to annex because slavery was allowed there?
    • A. 

      California

    • B. 

      Florida

    • C. 

      Texas

    • D. 

      South Carolina

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