Unit 9 Quiz

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

      Southern Democrats.

    • B. 

      Planters in the North.

    • C. 

      The United States Supreme Court.

    • D. 

      Congress.

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

      The absence of an aristocracy.

    • B. 

      The weak economy.

    • C. 

      Conflicts in Congress.

    • D. 

      Black slave riots in the South.

    • E. 

      None of the above.

  • 3. 
    • A. 

      The local banks shut down to form one central bank.

    • B. 

      Each state issued its own currency.

    • C. 

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

    • D. 

      Extra fees were charged if one tried to pay with a different currency.

  • 4. 
    An important consequence of the "Tariff of Abominations" is that it led to the
    • A. 

      Northern planter protests.

    • B. 

      Decrease in the value of the American dollar.

    • C. 

      Enunciation of the Doctrine of Nullification.

    • D. 

      Economic panic.

    • E. 

      All of the above.

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

      Indian removal from the South.

    • B. 

      The right of nullification.

    • C. 

      The power to veto.

    • D. 

      The use of a specie circulation.

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

      Young, unmarried women from rural New England.

    • B. 

      Irish immigrants.

    • C. 

      Free blacks.

    • D. 

      Poor farmers working second jobs.

    • E. 

      Both A and B.

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

      Mexico

    • B. 

      China and Japan

    • C. 

      Ireland

    • D. 

      Western Africa

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

      Only rich, white men should participate in politics.

    • B. 

      Women should not be allowed out of the private sphere.

    • C. 

      Political participation by the common man should be increased.

    • D. 

      Only elite citizens should be a part of Congress.

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

      A rise in sectionalism.

    • B. 

      An expansion of credit and speculation.

    • C. 

      An economic failure.

    • D. 

      Panic in Congress.

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

      The rights of the people.

    • B. 

      Congressional power.

    • C. 

      Cities.

    • D. 

      States' rights.

    • E. 

      None of the above.

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

      Powerful words.

    • B. 

      Defense of the principle of national union.

    • C. 

      Protection and defense over states' rights.

    • D. 

      Depth and length.

  • 12. 
    The House decided the 1824 presidential election when
    • A. 

      There was a tie in the electoral votes.

    • B. 

      No candidate received the required majority.

    • C. 

      There were not enough votes to come up with a simple majority.

    • D. 

      Representatives could not decide who to vote for.

  • 13. 
    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. 

      Henry Clay, Secretary of State

    • B. 

      Daniel Webster, Secretary of State

    • C. 

      Martin van Buren, Vice President

    • D. 

      Andrew Jackson, Chief Justice

  • 14. 
    Andrew Jackson's political philosophy was based on his
    • A. 

      Belief in Civil Rights.

    • B. 

      Parents'.

    • C. 

      Suspicion of the federal government.

    • D. 

      Understanding of his cabinet members' opinions.

  • 15. 
    Andrew Jackson's inauguration symbolized the
    • A. 

      Changing direction of the public's opinion on government.

    • B. 

      Newly won ascendancy of the masses.

    • C. 

      A peaceful change in power.

    • D. 

      The first republican president.

  • 16. 
    The purpose behind the spoils system was to
    • A. 

      Get the public to do the government's work.

    • B. 

      Create competition in the general public's politics.

    • C. 

      Reward political supporters with public office.

    • D. 

      Show favoritism.

  • 17. 
    The spoils system under Andrew Jackson resulted in
    • A. 

      Many people trying to help the President.

    • B. 

      A powerful legislative branch.

    • C. 

      The emergence of unknown, but talented, politicians.

    • D. 

      The appointment of many corrupt and incompetent officials.

    • E. 

      All of the above.

  • 18. 
    Andrew Jackson's Native American policy was one of
    • A. 

      Resentment.

    • B. 

      Citizenship.

    • C. 

      Removal.

    • D. 

      Peace.

  • 19. 
    Which of the following was NOT true of Worcester v. Georgia?
    • A. 

      The Court declared Georgia's 1829 seizure of Cherokee land unconstitutional.

    • B. 

      The Court sided with Georgia.

    • C. 

      Andrew Jackson ignored the Court's decision.

    • D. 

      Worcester was suing for all Cherokees.

  • 20. 
    The infamous Trail of Tears ended in Indian Territory, now
    • A. 

      Florida.

    • B. 

      Pennsylvania.

    • C. 

      Kentucky.

    • D. 

      Kansas.

    • E. 

      Oklahoma.

  • 21. 
    While in existence, the Second Bank of the United States
    • A. 

      Was the depository of federal funds.

    • B. 

      Was an asset to the economy.

    • C. 

      Proved to be a productive organization system.

    • D. 

      Funded many organizations.

    • E. 

      Gave loans to merchants who agreed to reimburse.

  • 22. 
    Andrew Jackson's veto of the recharter bill for the Second Bank of the United States was
    • A. 

      Unconstitutional.

    • B. 

      A major expansion of executive power.

    • C. 

      Done by pocket-veto.

    • D. 

      Done immediately.

    • E. 

      A power listed in the Constitution under Article 2 Section 8.

  • 23. 
    The Panic of 1827 was caused by all of the following EXCEPT
    • A. 

      "wildcat bank" loans.

    • B. 

      Over-speculation.

    • C. 

      The Bank war.

    • D. 

      The Specie Circular.

    • E. 

      Taking the country off the gold standard.

  • 24. 
    The Nullification Crisis of 1832-1833 erupted over
    • A. 

      The Worcester v. Georgia case.

    • B. 

      Jackson's election.

    • C. 

      The tariff policy.

    • D. 

      The Webster-Hayne debates.

    • E. 

      Taxes on bread.

  • 25. 
    • A. 

      The President could force people to hand in taxes by threatening the confiscation of property.

    • B. 

      Only Congress could make decisions.

    • C. 

      Nobody was paying their taxes.

    • D. 

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

    • E. 

      People needed reinforcement to remember to pay taxes.

  • 26. 
    Which of the following was a result of the Tariff Abominations?
    • A. 

      The South Carolina Exposition

    • B. 

      The Webster-Hayne debates

    • C. 

      The 1832 Tariff

    • D. 

      Calhoun's resignation

    • E. 

      All of the above.

  • 27. 
    Who is most responsible for the 1833 Compromise Tariff?
    • A. 

      Andrew Jackson

    • B. 

      Senator Robert Hayne

    • C. 

      Henry Clay

    • D. 

      Daniel Webster

    • E. 

      Andrew Johnson

  • 28. 
    The Whig Party was formed in 1834 by Clay and Webster in opposition to
    • A. 

      Michael Jackson

    • B. 

      Robert Hayne

    • C. 

      "King George"

    • D. 

      John Marshall

    • E. 

      "King Andrew"

  • 29. 
    While Jackson's first VP was ______________, his second VP was _______________.
    • A. 

      Webster, Hayne

    • B. 

      Van Buren, Calhoun

    • C. 

      Calhoun, Marshall

    • D. 

      Calhoun, Van Buren

    • E. 

      Marshall, Washington

  • 30. 
    The "Tippecanoe" in the 1840 Whig campaign slogan was
    • A. 

      Martin Van Buren

    • B. 

      Andrew Jackson

    • C. 

      Tyler Too

    • D. 

      William Henry Harrison

    • E. 

      None of the above.