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Jacksonian Era (Grade 8)

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Jacksonian Era

Andrew Jackson's election to the Presidency in 1828 was significant because
  1. it continued the tradition of electing candidates who were born in VA or New England.
  2. it signaled the death of the Democratic Party.
  3. he brought a greater degree of democracy to American government.
  4. all of the above.
Andrew Jackson found his greatest support among
  1. northern factory workers.
  2. Native Americans.
  3. common people.
  4. supporters of high tariffs.
President Jackson was known by the nickname
  1. Stonewall
  2. Old Hickory
  3. the Little Magician
  4. Skip
President Jackson
  1. renewed the charter of the Second Bank of the United States.
  2. believed that the national back was a constitutional exercise of governmental powers.
  3. vetoed the bill to recharter the Second Bank of the United States and withdrew all federal monies from it.
  4. supported the Second Bank of the United States.
When Congress voted to extend the charter of the Bank of the United States, Jackson
  1. resigned.
  2. readied federal troops.
  3. fired Henry Clay.
  4. pocket vetoed the bil.
What was the spoils system?
  1. a plan to abolish slavery in the West
  2. taking Native American territory after conflicts
  3. rewarding political supporters with government jobs
  4. a plan to destroy the National Bank
The doctrine of nullification
  1. arose in connection with tariffs passed during Andrew Jackson's presidency.
  2. was first mentioned by George Washington.
  3. is based on the premise of the importance of the federal government..
  4. all of the above.
American Indians forced out of Mississippi walked the                 .
  1. pioneer
  2. territory
  3. Trail of border
  4. Trail of Tears
In response to the removal policy, the Cherokees appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court to protest state sanctioned seizure of their property. Which of the following is NOT a true statement about that case?
  1. The Supreme Court ruled in favor of Georgia.
  2. The Supreme Court ruled in favor of the Cherokees.
  3. President Jackson refused to enforce the decision of the Supreme Court.
  4. The name of the case is Worcester vs Georgia.
Describe the effect Andrew Jackson's Presidency had on Native Americans.

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