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5 Matching Questions
- Andrew Jackson
- Dred Scott Decision
- Oliver Hazard Perry
- Zebulon Pike
- Foreign Policy
- a U.S. Supreme Court ruled against him in 1857 in a case that became the focus of much heated political controversy. Scott was emancipated later that year and worked as a hotel porter in St. Louis.
- b (1779-1813) Army officer sent on a mission to explore the West, he was ordered to find the headwaters of the Red River. He attempted to climb what is now known as Pikes Peak in Colorado.
- c (1785-1819) American naval captain who put together the fleet that defeated the British at the Battle of Lake Erie in the War of 1812.
- d 1767-1845) Nicknamed Old Hickory, he was an American hero in the Battle of New Orleans. As commander of the Tennessee militia, he defeated the Creek Indians, securing 23 million acres of land. His election as the seventh president of the United States marked an era of democracy called Jeffersonian Democracy.
- e a policy governing international relations
5 Multiple Choice Questions
- (1819) U.S. Supreme Court case that declared the Second Bank of the United States was constitutional and that Maryland could not interfere with it
- Abraham Lincoln's passionate speech to Illinois Republicans about the dangers of the disagreement over slavery. Some considered it a call for war. Meaning a house can not stand when divided in two.
- (1803) U.S. Supreme Court case that established the principle of judicial review
- (1811) U.S. victory over an Indian confederation that wanted to stop white settlement in the Northwest Territory; increased tensions between Great Britain and the United States
- (1782-1850) American politician and supporter of slavery and states' rights, he served as vice president to Andrew Jackson and was instrumental in the South Carolina ification crisis.
5 True/False Questions
States' Rights Doctrine → the belief that the power of the states should be greater than the power of the federal government
Trail of Tears → (1838-39) an 800-mile forced march made by the Cherokee from their homeland in Georgia to Indian Territory; resulted in the deaths of almost one-fourth of the Cherokee people
Josiah Harmar → a type of war in which an army destroys its opponent's ability to fight by targeting civilian and economic as well as military resources
Indian Removal Act → (1830) a congressional act that authorized the removal of Native Americans who lived east of the Mississippi River
Washington Irving → (1783-1859) Early American satirical writer, he was the first American writer to gain international acclaim. His works include Rip Van Winkle and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. He often used American history and authentic American settings and characters.