US History Chapter 12 Section 3

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    When Jackson took office in 1829, the country was being pulled apart by conflicts among its three main sections. What are the three main sections?
    • A. 

      North

    • B. 

      South

    • C. 

      East

    • D. 

      West

    • E. 

      Northeast

    • F. 

      Southeast

    • G. 

      Northwest

    • H. 

      Southwest

  • 2. 
    Legislators were arguing over which three major economic issues?
    • A. 

      Internal improvements

    • B. 

      External improvements

    • C. 

      Tariffs

    • D. 

      Sales of private land

    • E. 

      Sales of public land

  • 3. 
    Why did the Westerners want low land prices?
    • A. 

      To save money

    • B. 

      To encourage settlement

    • C. 

      To buy factories

    • D. 

      They were poor

  • 4. 
    The Northeast and West regions backed government spending on internal improvements. Select two of these improvements:
    • A. 

      Airplanes

    • B. 

      Buggies

    • C. 

      New roads

    • D. 

      Canals

  • 5. 
    Which two did Southerners oppose?
    • A. 

      Tariffs

    • B. 

      Settlements

    • C. 

      New roads

    • D. 

      Federal spending on internal improvements

  • 6. 
    What are tariffs?
    • A. 

      Taxes added to the cost of good moved within the United States

    • B. 

      Sales tax

    • C. 

      Taxes added to the cost of goods imported from another country

    • D. 

      Shipping and handling

  • 7. 
    Which region did not like the tariffs?
    • A. 

      North

    • B. 

      South

    • C. 

      East

    • D. 

      Northeast

  • 8. 
    Why did the South dislike tariffs?
    • A. 

      They made too much money

    • B. 

      It was hard to figure out

    • C. 

      Because the North-easterners liked it

    • D. 

      Their economy depended on foreign trade

  • 9. 
    What is the definition for revenue tariffs?
    • A. 

      Used to persuade consumers to buy goods made in their own country

    • B. 

      Used to raise money, like sales taxes

  • 10. 
    What is the definition for protective tariffs?
    • A. 

      Used to persuade consumers to buy goods made in their own country

    • B. 

      Used to raise money, like sales taxes

  • 11. 
    In 1828, Congress passed a bill that significantly raised the tariffs on raw materials and manufactured goods. Who did this anger?Southerners were outraged.
    • A. 

      North

    • B. 

      South

    • C. 

      East

    • D. 

      Northeast

  • 12. 
    The Southerns had to sell their cotton at low prices to be competitive. Still, tariffs forced them to pay high prices for manufactured goods. Southerners felt that the economic interests of _______ were determining national policy.
    • A. 

      North

    • B. 

      South

    • C. 

      East

    • D. 

      Northeast

  • 13. 
    Some leaders in which state spoke of leaving the Union over the issue of tariffs.
    • A. 

      North Carolina

    • B. 

      Viriginia

    • C. 

      South Carolina

    • D. 

      Kentucky

  • 14. 
    Which vice-presidents wanted to keep South Carolina in the union?
    • A. 

      Calhoun

    • B. 

      Adams

    • C. 

      Jackson

    • D. 

      Webster

  • 15. 
    Vice President Calhoun developed the Doctrine of Nullification. What is the Doctrine of Nullification?
    • A. 

      A state's right to nullify or reject a federal law that it considers unconstitutional

    • B. 

      The federal's right to nullify or reject a federal law that it considers unconstitutional

    • C. 

      A person's right to nullify or reject a federal law that it considers unconstitutional

    • D. 

      A family's right to nullify or reject a federal law that it considers unconstitutional

  • 16. 
    Calhoun’s doctrine was an extreme form of states’ rights. What does this mean? 
    • A. 

      The theory that the President has the right to judge whether a law of Congress is unconstitutional.

    • B. 

      The theory that states have the right to judge whether a law of the Supreme Court is unconstitutional.

    • C. 

      The theory that individuals have the right to judge whether a law of Congress is unconstitutional.

    • D. 

      The theory that states have the right to judge whether a law of Congress is unconstitutional.

  • 17. 
    One of the great debates in American history took place in the U.S. Senate over the doctrine of nullification in 1830. This debate was called:
    • A. 

      The Webster-Payne debate

    • B. 

      The Webster-Wayne debate

    • C. 

      The Webster-Hayne debate

    • D. 

      The Hebster-Wayne debate

  • 18. 
    Which senator defended states rights and Doctrine of Nullification?
    • A. 

      Daniel Webster

    • B. 

      Robert Y. Hayne

  • 19. 
    Who argued that it was the people and not the states that made the Union and supported federal government?
    • A. 

      Daniel Webster

    • B. 

      Robert Y. Hayne

  • 20. 
    How did President Jackson feel about the Doctrine of Nullification?
    • A. 

      Agreed with it

    • B. 

      Opposed it

    • C. 

      Didn't care either way

  • 21. 
    What happened to the relationship between Jackson and Calhoun?
    • A. 

      They became best friends

    • B. 

      Their relationship didn't change

    • C. 

      They became political enemies

  • 22. 
    President Jackson opposed the Doctrine of Nullification and also:
    • A. 

      Didn't want South Carolina to leave the Union

    • B. 

      Wanted South Carolina to leave the Union

    • C. 

      Didn't want North Carolina to leave the Union

    • D. 

      Wanted North Carolina to leave the Union

  • 23. 
    What did President Jackson ask Congress to do in 1832?
    • A. 

      Raise tariffs

    • B. 

      Lower tariffs

    • C. 

      Raise minimum wage

    • D. 

      Lower minimum wage

  • 24. 
    What was South Carolina's reaction to the reduction of tariffs?
    • A. 

      Thought they were too low and threatened to leave the Union if the government didn't try to collect them

    • B. 

      Thought they were still too high and left the Union because the government tried to collect them

    • C. 

      They paid them

    • D. 

      Thought they were still too high and threatened to leave the Union if the government tried to collect them

  • 25. 
    After reelection with Calhoun as VP, President Jackson made it clear that he would use force to see what?
    • A. 

      State laws were obeyed and the Union preserved

    • B. 

      Federal laws were obeyed and the tariff preserved

    • C. 

      Federal laws were obeyed and the Union preserved

    • D. 

      State laws were obeyed and the tariff preserved

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