United States History
Review Test #5 - The Age of Jackson
Directions: Read each question. Discuss the possible answers and choose the best one from the available options. You may consult your textbook, or any suitable reference book, to help you determine the solution. Mark the Scantron and submit it for grading at the end of the class period. (Note* Do not leave any answer blank.) United States History
1. The charge of a “corrupt bargain” was raised when:
a. Clay supported Adams for the presidency and was appointed Secretary of State. b. Jackson promised to reward his supporters if he won.
c. Adams won the support of southern planters.
d. the Republicans caucus threw its support to Adams.
e. Jackson and Jefferson conspired to steal the disputed election of 1824. 2. The goal of the Jacksonians was to:
a. redistribute the wealth of the nation.
b. reduce the influence of southern planters.
c. eliminate the influence of Native Americans on the frontier. d. put as many of their own people in office as possible.
e. ensure that people could rise to prominence on the basis of their own talents and energies. 3. In the election of 1828,:
a. Jackson defeated John Q. Adams in an election disgraced by character assassination on both sides.
b. Henry Clay was chosen president when the election was thrown into the House of Representatives.
c. Andrew Jackson won but was haunted by the charges that he had reached an agreement for southern votes.
d. Jackson defeated JQA in an election characterized by integrity and a dispassionate examination of the issues. e. Jackson defeated John C. Calhoun, thus opening the rift between the western politician and his former southern allie. 4. In his victory in 1828, Jackson drew his greatest support from the: a. South and West. b. New England region and the Southeast.
c. Middle Atlantic states and the Old Northwest. d. South and Middle Atlantic states. e. the remnents of the Federalist Party.
5. The basic concept of the “spoils system” was that
a. candidates must work vigorously to “spoil” their opponents’ chances at the polls. b. party workers must be rewarded with political office after a successful campaign. c. there was no need to take into account the wishes of the average voter. d. aristocrats had a natural right to govern and exploit the country. e. elections were to be bought and sold like any other commodity. 6. Andrew Jackson supported all of the following except
a. Indian removal. b. the right of nullification.
c. the removal of federal deposits d. annexation of new territory e.use of the presidential veto power
7. Jacksonian Democracy was distinguished by the belief that a. an aristocracy posed no danger to the Republic.
b. the National Republicans alone knew what was right for the people. c. political participation by the common man should be increased. d. political rights should be granted to women.
e. franchise restrictions should be racially neutral.
8. The Whigs of the 1830s and 1840s differed from the Jacksonian Democrats in that the Whigs a. win the support of the Irish immigrants.
b. secured the removal of native Americans to lands west of the Mississippi. c. supported the American System of Henry Clay.
d. favored a laissez-faire economy.
e. urged the annexation of Texas.
9. Jackson’s view of the presidency differed from his predecessors primarily in his belief that the a. scope of federal authority should be expanded at the states’ expense. b. president was the direct representative of all the people and the embodiment of national power. c. federal government should engage in a vigorous program of internal improvements. d. advice of experts was...
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