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5 Matching questions

  1. What was the Spoils System?
  2. What happened during the "after-Jackson" depression?
  3. What were the Seminoles and what did they do?
  4. Who was Martin Van Buren?
  5. Who was Sequoya?
  1. a Practice of giving government jobs to political backers

    Jackson's inauguration led to a change in cabinet, which he was accused of using the spoils system

    Following the accusation, Jackson defended himself by stating the principle of rotation in office
  2. b Won because of attractive political and personal qualities
    Had anti-slavery beliefs
    Won the election with over 50% of the votes
  3. c Invented the Cherokee's written language to help them share the power with whites and keep their independance
  4. d 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
  5. e Lasted 5 years

    The banks failed

    Un-employment levels went record high

    Food riots happened

    Railroad and canal projects failed

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. Jackson found the bank's president, Mr. Biddle, corrupt and chose to protect the U.S. citizens by shutting his bank down

    He found the bank unconstitutional, didn't renew Mr. Biddle's charter, and put an emphasis on state banks

    The state banks made getting loans easier

    Economy boomed
  2. The bank went out of business, and all of the employees who worked there lost their jobs

    Since the state banks became popular, they issued too much money

    Inflation happened

    The value of the dollar went down

    People now had to pay in gold and silver

    Jackson left office while the economy was in the Panic of 1837
  3. Georgia, Kentucky, and Tennessee
  4. 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
  5. Indian Removal Act of 1830: governments were to negotiate treaties that would require the Native Americans to relocate to the Indian Territory, which was parts of Texas and Oklahoma

5 True/False questions

  1. Who were the Northeastern people?Wanted Western lands sold at higher prices

    Supported federal spending on internal improvements

    Supported high tariffs


  2. What were the 3 economic issues after Jackson got elected?The sales of Western public land
    Federal spending
    Rising tariffs


  3. What were the Nullification Crisis cons?Congress passed a bill that significantly raised tariffs on raw materials and manufactured goods

    The Southerners hated it and called it the Tariff of Abomination

    The tariff hit South Carolina's economy hard


  4. 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


  5. What were the cons of Jackson's Native American cons?Since Jackson viewed the Native Americans uncivilized and obstacles, he supported them moving and the Indian Removal Act

    He believed that the Native Americans could be bossed around by the government, and he made them sign their land over

    He immediately enforced the Act (which caused conflict and strained relationships with government leaders) and thousands of Native Americans were forced into camps


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