Unit 9 Age Of Jackson Quiz

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Andrew Jackson Quizzes & Trivia

The Age of Jackson is considered a triumph of historical scholarship, analysis and interpretation, and was written by the author Arthur Schlesinger Jr. And published in 1945. How much do you remember about the book?


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    In the first half of the 19th century, Cherokee efforts to retain their tribal lands in Georgia received direct support from
    • A. 

      Congress

    • B. 

      The President

    • C. 

      Henry Clay

    • D. 

      The United States Supreme Court.

    • E. 

      The Senate

  • 2. 
    According to Alexis de Tocqueville in Democracy in America, American individualism arose as a result of
    • A. 

      The absence of an aristocracy

    • B. 

      A democracy

    • C. 

      The emergence of various political parties

    • D. 

      The Panic of 1827

  • 3. 
    Which of the following resulted from the policies of the Andrew Jackson administration?
    • A. 

      The Second Bank of the United States

    • B. 

      Nullification

    • C. 

      The number of banks, each issuing its own paper currency, increased

    • D. 

      Direct subsidies

    • E. 

      The Trail of Tears

  • 4. 
    An important consequence of the “tariff of abominations” is that it led to the
    • A. 

      Panic of 1827

    • B. 

      Manifest Destiny

    • C. 

      Riots in NYC and SC

    • D. 

      Civil Rights Movement

    • E. 

      Enunciation of the doctrine of nullification

  • 5. 
    Andrew Jackson supported all of the following EXCEPT
    • A. 

      The common man

    • B. 

      The right of nullification

    • C. 

      Slavery

    • D. 

      The spoils system

    • E. 

      The Trail of Tears

  • 6. 
    In the early 1830s, the majority of workers in the Massachusetts textile mills were
    • A. 

      Irish immigrants

    • B. 

      Ex-slaves

    • C. 

      Eastern merchants

    • D. 

      Young, unmarried women from rural New England

    • E. 

      Underage children

  • 7. 
    Which of the following supplied the largest number of immigrants to the United States during the 1st half of the 19th century?
    • A. 

      England

    • B. 

      Germany

    • C. 

      France

    • D. 

      The Netherlands

    • E. 

      Ireland

  • 8. 
    Jacksonian Democracy was distinguished by the belief that
    • A. 

      Political participation by the common man should be increased

    • B. 

      Aristocracy should continue

    • C. 

      There should be political parties

    • D. 

      The Second Bank of the United States should be abolished

    • E. 

      Slavery shoulf increase

  • 9. 
    The immediate effect of Andrew Jackson’s attack on the second Bank of the United States in 1834 was
    • A. 

      The "tariff of abominations"

    • B. 

      An expansion of credit and speculation.

    • C. 

      The number of smaller banks, each issuing its own paper currency, increased.

    • D. 

      Political participation by the common man

    • E. 

      An increase in workers in textile mills

  • 10. 
    The Kentucky and Virginia Resolutions, the Hartford Convention, and the South Carolina Exposition and Protest were similar in that all involved a defense
    • A. 

      Of national unity

    • B. 

      Of slavery

    • C. 

      Of the central government

    • D. 

      Of states’ rights

    • E. 

      Of the Second Bank of the United States

  • 11. 
    Daniel Webster’s address to the senate in 1830 in reply to Senator Hayne is best remembered for its
    • A. 

      Defense of the principle of national union.

    • B. 

      Defense of states' rights

    • C. 

      Enunciation of the doctrine of nullification

    • D. 

      Defense of slavery

    • E. 

      Suspicion of the federal government

  • 12. 
    John Quincy Adams, elected to the House, was charged by his political opponents with having struck a “corrupt bargain” when he appointed _______ to the position of                       .
    • A. 

      Martin Van Buren....Vice President

    • B. 

      Henry Clay....Secretary of State

    • C. 

      William Henry Harrison...President

    • D. 

      Millard Fillmore...Treasurer

    • E. 

      Rutherford B. Hayes...House of Reps

  • 13. 
    Andrew Jackson’s political philosophy was based on his
    • A. 

      Suspicion of the federal government.

    • B. 

      Support of slavery.

    • C. 

      Ideal that political participation by the common man should be increased.

    • D. 

      Hatred of the Second Bank of the United States

    • E. 

      Support of democracy

  • 14. 
    Andrew Jackson’s inauguration symbolized the
    • A. 

      Fall of aristocracy.

    • B. 

      The removal of Native Americans.

    • C. 

      Newly won ascendancy of the masses.

    • D. 

      Rise of slavery.

    • E. 

      Abolition of the "tariff of abominations"

  • 15. 
    The purpose behind the spoils system was to
    • A. 

      Reward political supporters with public office.

    • B. 

      Corrupt the system.

    • C. 

      Remove Jackson from office.

    • D. 

      Win the war with England.

    • E. 

      Remove Henry Clay from office.

  • 16. 
    The spoils system under Andrew Jackson resulted in the
    • A. 

      The abolition of slavery.

    • B. 

      The removal of Jackson from office.

    • C. 

      Reward of political supporters with public office

    • D. 

      The newly won ascendancy of the masses

    • E. 

      The appointment of many corrupt and incompetent officials.

  • 17. 
    Andrew Jackson’s Native American policy was one of
    • A. 

      Respect.

    • B. 

      Removal.

    • C. 

      Compromise.

    • D. 

      Business.

    • E. 

      Murder.

  • 18. 
    Which of the following was NOT true of Worcester v. Georgia?
    • A. 

      The Court sided with Georgia.

    • B. 

      The Court sided with Worcester.

    • C. 

      The Court sided with the Indians.

    • D. 

      The President did not side with the Court.

    • E. 

      The President sided with Georgia.

  • 19. 
    The infamous Trail of Tears ended in Indian Territory, now
    • A. 

      Alabama

    • B. 

      Ohio

    • C. 

      Mississippi

    • D. 

      Illinois

    • E. 

      Oklahoma

  • 20. 
    While in existence, the Second Bank of the United States
    • A. 

      Was a depository for foreign funds.

    • B. 

      Created debt.

    • C. 

      Was the depository of federal funds.

    • D. 

      Caused overspeculation.

    • E. 

      Led to the Panic of 1827

  • 21. 
    Andrew Jackson’s veto of the recharter bill for the Second Bank of the United States was
    • A. 

      A display of tension between the President and Congress.

    • B. 

      The cause of the nullification crisis.

    • C. 

      A display of federal authority.

    • D. 

      A major expansion of executive power.

    • E. 

      Caused Congress to override.

  • 22. 
    The Panic of 1827 was caused by all of the following except
    • A. 

      Overspeculation

    • B. 

      Debt

    • C. 

      Paper currency

    • D. 

      Ur mom

    • E. 

      Taking the country off the gold standard

  • 23. 
    The Nullification Crisis of 1832-33 erupted over
    • A. 

      Overspeculation

    • B. 

      Taking the country off the gold standard.

    • C. 

      Tariff policy

    • D. 

      Increased executive authority

    • E. 

      The spoils system

  • 24. 
    The Force Act of 1833 provided that
    • A. 

      The President could use military force to collect federal tariff duties.

    • B. 

      Congress could use military force to collect federal tariff duties.

    • C. 

      There would be martial law in all states to collect federal tariff duties.

    • D. 

      The President would not collect taxes anymore.

    • E. 

      The United Staes would send an army to the Mexican border.

  • 25. 
    Which of the following was a result of the Tariff of Abominations?
    • A. 

      The South Carolina Exposition

    • B. 

      The Webster-Hayne debate

    • C. 

      The 1832 Tariff

    • D. 

      Calhoun’s resignation

    • E. 

      All of the above