← Jackson Democracy Test
5 Written Questions
5 Matching Questions
- What was the Jackson Democracy?
- What happened during the "after-Jackson" depression?
- What is secession?
- What were the cons of Jackson beginning office?
- What were the cons of Jackson's inauguration event?
- a His conflicts with Adams forced the Democratic-Republican party to split into separate political groups
In order to win the election, he had to pass John Adams off as a "rich man" representative, making him seem unrelatable to the common man
His tactics during the 1828 campaign were vicious, and made personal attacks on his opponent's family
- b Idea of widening political power to more of the people
Insured the idea of majority rule
As a result of the Jacksonian Democracy, the number of voters increased
- c Instead of reforming the government like he promised, Jackson replaced the government officials with his supporters
Shortly after the inauguration, the country was torn apart by three economic issues
- d Lasted 5 years
The banks failed
Un-employment levels went record high
Food riots happened
Railroad and canal projects failed
- e a separation or withdrawal from an alliance or federation
5 Multiple Choice Questions
- Invented the Cherokee's written language to help them share the power with whites and keep their independance
- Tariffs made American-made goods less expensive than imports, protecting the Northeastern factories
- A Native American tribe who refused to leave their homelands of Florida. The Second Seminole War was a result of this. The Seminoles hid in the Everglades and planned attacks against the U.S. Army
- Kept South Carolina for seceding, or withdrawing, from the Union
States that each state had a right to nullify, or reject a federal law considered unconstitutional
Creator, John C. Calhoun, believed that Congress did not have the right to impose a tariff that favored one part of the country over another
- Formed by Henry Clay, Daniel Webster, and other lawmakers against Jackson
Strongly opposed "King Andrew Jackson" and supporters
Believed that Congress represented the people, not the president
Blamed Van Buren for the Panic of 1837
Chose William Henry Harrison of Ohio as their presidential candidate and John Tyler as his running mate
Harrison won the election, but died shortly after his inauguration. John Tyler soon became president.
5 True/False Questions
What were the cons of Jackson's Native American cons? → By ordering the Native Americans to leave their land, the United States grew larger
Some Native Americans were assimilated into white culture, and learned many new things
Who were the Northeastern people? → Wanted Western lands sold at higher prices
Supported federal spending on internal improvements
Supported high tariffs
What were the Nullification Crisis pros? → John C. Calhoun sympathized with South Carolina and the other struggling states, and created the doctrine of nullification
The doctrine stated that a state could nullify (reject) a federal law that it considered unconstitutional
This gave the states a peaceful way to protest and maintain their freedom
What were the pros of Jackson leaving office? → The Whig Party was formed
Martin Van Buren was elected
What were the pros of Jackson beginning office? → His election was hailed as a victory for working people, and it inspired them
A new political era began
He made a promise to the country to reform the government