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American Jacksonian Era Quiz

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The American Jacksonian Period takes its name from what American president?
Randy Jackson
Andrew Jackson
Louis Jackson
Peter Jackson

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The Jacksonian Era of American politics saw the political dominance of what party at the federal level?
The Know-Nothing Party
The Whig Party
The Democratic Party
The Republican Party

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What political party, throughout the Jacksonian Era, majorly opposed the dominant Jacksonian Democrats?
The Know-Nothing Party
The Whig Party
The Bull Moose Party
The Republican Party

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The American Jacksonian Era began with the election of Andrew Jackson to the office of President of the U.S.A. in what year?
1824
1828
1834
1838

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Andrew Jackson won the 1828 Election beating out what prior American president who staunchly opposed Jackson's politics?
William Henry Harrison
Zachary Taylor
Millard Fillmore
John Q. Adams

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One of the major contributions of Jackson's presidency was his dismantling of what institution which Alexander Hamilton famously established?
The Works and Progression Commission
The National Bank
The Ways and Means Committee
The Lefebvre Organization

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Jacksonian Democracy considerably favored the spoils system in their staffing. What did the spoils system entail?
Temperance
Smuggling
Larceny
Patronage

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One of the more progressive elements of Jacksonian Democracy was how it expanded voting rights to what group?
White women
White first-generation immigrants from Europe
Non property-owning White men
Ethnic Native Americans

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What politician served as Jackson's Vice President until that Vice President resigned from his position?
John C. Calhoun
Martin Van Buren
Millard Fillmore
Willard Dawkins

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What man eventually replaced John C. Calhoun to become Andrew Jackson's second Vice President?
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George Oglethorpe
Martin Van Buren
Arthur Watson
Andrew Johnson

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Jacksonian Democrats traditionally opposed the "American System" which was proposed by what influential American politician?
Winston Wallace
Henry Clay
John Frick
Daniel Webster

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What is the name of the legislature Andrew Jackson signed as president which sent Native American tribes to the far west of the U.S.A. in order to seize their lands?
The Alabama Relocation Act
The Eminent Domain Bill
The Manifest Destiny Pact
The Indian Removal Act

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The passage of Native Americans forced out through the Indian Removal Act infamously became known with what nickname alluding to its cruelty?
The Trail of Tears
The Lash-Drawn Path
The Sunless Exodus
The Oppressive Removal

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The Indian Removal Act sent Native American tribes to live on reservations in what modern-day U.S. state?
Oklahoma
Arizona
Texas
California

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Which of the following best describes Andrew Jackson's use of vetoes as President of the U.S.A.?
He used many vetoes during his time in office
He used only a single veto reluctantly.
He used no vetoes because he opposed them on a political level.
He used no vetoes during his term because Congress suspended his ability to do so.

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Because of how it inspired a rise of fringe ideologies in American politics, historians also call the Jacksonian Era of American democracy by which of the following alternative titles?
The Negative Party System
The Zero Party System
The Infinite Party System
The Second Party System

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What is the name of the political incident during Jackson's presidency where state governments refused to uphold federal orders?
The Nullification Crisis
The Sand Castle Incident
The Anti-Federalist Demonstration of 1830
The Corporate Lax Period

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What man and former Vice President of Andrew Jackson served as the leader of the states opposed to the federal government's authority in the Nullification Crisis?
Millard Fillmore
John C. Calhoun
Andrew Johnson
Daniel Webster

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The Nullification Crisis centered upon the rebellion of what state which was also Calhoun's home state?
Florida
Maryland
South Carolina
Alabama

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Andrew Jackson pushed what 1833 piece of legislature during the Nullification Crisis which permitted him to use military force if South Carolina did not agree to fulfill federal legislature?
The Act of Feral Means
The Force Bill
The Military Commissary Act
The Padlock Order of 1833

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Starting with the presidency of Andrew Jackson, Jacksonian Democrats were sequentially voted into office until what Whig candidate broke their streak by winning the election of 1840?
Martin Van Buren
John Tyler
William Henry Harrison
John Quincy Adams

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Despite the Whigs winning the presidential election of 1840, Jacksonian Democrats returned by electing what President to office in the 1844 election with Jackson's support?
James Polk
Zachary Taylor
Martin Van Buren
Rutherford B. Hayes

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As President of the United States, James Polk continued the Jacksonian legacy of seeing the U.S. expanded by annexing what territory to the Union?
Washington
Alaska
Florida
Texas

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To much contention, James Polk signed agreements with Great Britain that America's northern border should run along what line of latitude?
The 30th Parallel
The 49th Parallel
The 63rd Parallel
The 87th Parallel

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James Polk won most of the territory which makes up the southwestern U.S.A. by winning the Mexican American War against what Mexican President and General?
Santa Anna
Pancho Villa
Jose Espalise san Hidalgo
Anastasio Bustamante

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To set up the tensions of the Mexican American War, Polk insultingly sent what famous American politician to Mexico to negotiate the purchase of Texas even though no Mexican officials met with him there?
Henry Clay
John Slidell
Daniel Webster
Anthony Forrestar

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To mitigate the damage which removing the national bank did to the economy, both presidents Polk and Van Buren sought to pursue which of the following economic systems which lasted until 1913?
The Independent Treasury System
The Global Currency Exchange
The Pacific Trust Association
The Redmond-Fjord Association

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In the 1850s, a number of former Jacksonian Democrats founded what new anti-immigration party with Martin Van Buren as one of its leading figures?
The Bull Moose Party
The Whig Party
The Know-Nothing Party
The Consumer's Party

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What 1853 agreement filled in the southern border of the U.S.A. as we know it today, fulfilling the Jacksonian goal of southern expansion?
The Brubaker Legislature of 1853
The 49th Parallel Agreement
The Gadsden Purchase
The Elliptical Accord

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What candidate to the presidency in 1860 sought to revive the Jacksonian Democrats but lost the election to Lincoln?
Stephen A. Douglas
Rutherford B. Hayes
John Slidell
Andrew Hartmel

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