Jacksonian America and Westward Expansion
Jacksonian America and Westward Expansion

Jacksonian America and Westward Expansion

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Jacksonian America (1815-1840) Q1

Which of the following did not represent the government’s nationalist tendencies in the Era of Good Feelings?

A

Second Bank of the United States

B

Tallmadge Amendment

C

Tariff of 1816

D

Gibbons v. Ogden

Jacksonian America (1815-1840) Q2

The Panic of 1819 increased the American people’s faith in the Second Bank of the United States.

A

True

B

False

Jacksonian America (1815-1840) Q3

As a result of the “corrupt bargain,”

A

Henry Clay’s plans for economic development were defeated.

B

John Quincy Adams became president.

C

the protective tariff rate increased.

D

Congress approved the Monroe Doctrine.

Jacksonian America (1815-1840) Q4

Andrew Jackson’s action in regard to the Indians was to

A

oppose their removal to the West.

B

refuse to enforce a Supreme Court decision in the Indian’s favor.

C

defend Indian rights to disputed lands in Georgia.

D

send troops to slaughter the Indians.

Jacksonian America (1815-1840) Q5

Who was the author of the South Carolina Exposition and Protest?

A

John C. Calhoun

B

Henry Clay

C

Robert Hayne

D

Daniel Webster

Jacksonian America (1815-1840) Q6

Many critics of the Second Bank of the United States, including Andrew Jackson, charged that

A

it failed completely to meet its financial obligations.

B

it was a tool of the Democratic Party.

C

it was mismanaged by Nicholas Biddle.

D

it concentrated too much power in the hands of the privileged.

Jacksonian America (1815-1840) Q7

The Second Party System consisted of which two political parties?

A

Federalists and Democrats

B

Democrats and Republicans

C

Democrats and Whigs

D

Republicans and Whigs

Jacksonian America (1815-1840) Q8

After the Panic of 1837, Martin Van Buren supported ______________ to remedy the nation’s economic problems.

A

the Second Bank of the United States

B

the Independent Treasury System

C

the Specie Circular

D

a new protective tariff

Jacksonian America (1815-1840) Q9

William Henry Harrison’s defeat over Martin Van Buren in the presidential election of 1840 was a victory for the Democratic Party.

A

True

B

False

Antebellum Revival And Reform Q1

The influence of reason and rational thought is most clearly expressed in what religious tradition?

A

Unitarians

B

Mormons

C

Methodists

D

Puritans

Antebellum Revival And Reform Q2

The ______________ refers to an area of New York that was so affected by the Second Great Awakening that there “was no more fuel to burn” for the fire of religion.

A

Burned-Over District

B

“anxious bench”

C

Moroni

D

Millerites

Antebellum Revival And Reform Q3

Transcendentalists viewed ______________ as the key to the human experience.

A

transcending nature to attain reason

B

equality of nations

C

self-reliance

D

dystopian communities

Antebellum Revival And Reform Q4

Shakers and Millerites were ______________ movements, because they thought that the second coming of Jesus was approaching.

A

millennial

B

diurnal

C

reform

D

utopian

Antebellum Revival And Reform Q5

The notion of separate spheres and the Cult of Domesticity allowed the American middle class to distinguish themselves as separate from and superior to the working class.

A

True

B

False

Antebellum Revival And Reform Q6

The colonizationist scheme of the early 1800s proved to be popular among black abolitionists.

A

True

B

False

Antebellum Revival And Reform Q7

The Seneca Falls Convention worked to establish ______________

A

women’s rights.

B

a utopian community.

C

the end of slavery.

D

a national temperance society.

Antebellum Revival And Reform Q8

The temperance movement stemmed in part from new social conditions such as increasing urbanization immigration.

A

True

B

False

Westward Expansion Q1

The concept of Manifest Destiny embraced the idea(s) that

A

the United States would expand “from sea to shining sea.”

B

residents of areas under expansion would be Americanized.

C

spreading the boundaries of the United States was equivalent to spreading freedom.

D

all of the above.

Westward Expansion Q2

American settlers in the Mexican province of Texas were typically unlike tejanos in that

A

many were slave owners.

B

they remained religiously distinct from the Roman Catholic tejanos.

C

they demanded popular sovereignty for all, including women.

D

A and B.

E

all of the above.

Westward Expansion Q3

“Fifty-four forty or fight!” refers to

A

the border dispute between the United States and Mexico: the U.S. claimed the Rio Grande as the border, Mexico claimed the Nueces River.

B

American desires to expand to take “all of Oregon,” despite the British claims to the territory.

C

the struggles of the settlers as they traveled over the Oregon Trail.

D

the American desire to expand into California.

Westward Expansion Q4

The “Greaser Act” is an example of

A

a law that targeted and politically unempowered Mexican-Americans.

B

“Yankeephobia” in Mexico.

C

an attempt to maintain the balance between free and slaveholding states in the aftermath of the Mexican-American War.

D

an attempt to settle territorial disputes between the United States and Mexico.

Westward Expansion Q5

The Wilmot Proviso is an example of

A

a law that targeted and politically unempowered Mexican- Americans.

B

“Yankeephobia” in Mexico.

C

an attempt to maintain the balance between free and slaveholding states in the aftermath of the Mexican-American War.

D

an attempt to settle territorial disputes between the United States and Mexico.

Westward Expansion Q6

As a result of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, Mexico lost more than half of its territorial land mass.

A

True

B

False

Westward Expansion Q7

The growth of rail and telegraph was hailed by expansionists as a means to

A

spread American influence.

B

enhance internal development.

C

facilitate trade.

D

all of the above.

The Impending Crisis (1848-1861) Q1

The Wilmot Proviso

A

was unconstitutional.

B

would prohibit slavery in lands acquired from Mexico.

C

passed both houses of Congress.

D

would extend the Missouri Compromise line to the Pacific.

The Impending Crisis (1848-1861) Q2

The Compromise of 1850

A

postponed California statehood.

B

gave Texas more territory.

C

ended slavery in Washington, D.C.

D

strengthened the fugitive slave laws.

The Impending Crisis (1848-1861) Q3

Harriet Beecher Stowe’s novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin

A

was perhaps the most effective piece of antislavery propaganda.

B

was perhaps the most effective piece of proslavery propaganda.

C

ended section hostilities after its publication in 1852.

D

presented a picture of happy, well-treated slaves and benevolent masters.

The Impending Crisis (1848-1861) Q4

The Ostend Manifesto was

A

an agreement by the United States, Britain, and France to free oppressed Cubans.

B

a diplomatic dispatch suggesting that Cuba be taken from Spain to protect American interests.

C

an attempt to gain Cuba as a colony for freed American slaves.

D

a plot by slaveholders to gain more slave territory.

The Impending Crisis (1848-1861) Q5

Stephen Douglas’s proposed Kansas-Nebraska Act

A

strengthened his presidential prospects.

B

showed his enthusiastic support of slavery.

C

strengthened the Missouri Compromise.

D

might allow slavery in Kansas and Nebraska.

The Impending Crisis (1848-1861) Q6

During the presidential campaign of 1865, the Republican Party

A

nominated William H. Seward for president.

B

opposed the further spread of slavery.

C

supported states’ rights.

D

condemned nativism.

The Impending Crisis (1848-1861) Q7

In the Dred Scott v. Sandford decision, the Supreme Court

A

ruled that slaves who were taken to free states were free.

B

ruled that slaves who escaped must be returned to their owners.

C

stated that blacks did not have federal citizenship and could not bring suit in federal courts.

D

declared the Missouri Compromise constitutional.

The Impending Crisis (1848-1861) Q8

In the Kansas territory, the proposed Lecompton Constitution showed the dominance of the Free Soilers.

A

True

B

False

The Impending Crisis (1848-1861) Q9

What significant event occurred at the 1860 Democratic Convention in Charleston?

A

Southern delegates walked out.

B

Northern delegates walked out.

C

Delegates nominated Abraham Lincoln for the presidency.

D

Delegates nominated Jefferson Davis for the presidency.