The Age of Jackson (1)

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1 What did the 1828 presidential election demonstrate?:
that supporters of common people would have difficulty being elected.
that the new political parties were strongly sectional in their sources of strength.
that first-term presidents usually can be reelected.
that New Englanders would never vote for a southerner for president.

2 The Second Bank of the United States performed all of the following functions EXCEPT?:
receiving and paying out federal funds.
stabilizing the money supply.
shifting funds from the West and South to the Northeast.
keeping a check on the loans of other banks.
making loans to the federal government.

3 The debate between Webster and Hayne in 1830 concerned?:
the re-chartering of the Bank of the United States.
the nullification of federal laws.
the extension of slavery into the territories.
the Fugitive Slave Law.

4 Andrew Jackson's Specie Circular sought to?:
pay off the government debts.
replace the Bank of the United States with an independent treasury.
end the financial panic of 1837.
establish the free coinage of silver.
slow down speculation in public land.

5 All of the following statements concerning equality in Jacksonian America are true EXCEPT?:
virtually all adult white males could vote and held equal status before the law.
in terms of wealth and access to productive resources, American society was becoming less equal.
patterns of democratic dress created both fewer differences in appearance between wealthy and ordinary men, and greater distinctions between men and women.
because political leaders had to appeal to an expanded electorate, campaigns became less boisterous and more focused on specific policy issues.

6 As a result of Jackson's bank policies?:
sales of public land rose tremendously.
banks printed new banknotes with abandon.
the nation entered a period of speculative mania.
all of these choices are correct.

7 The chief weapon used by Andrew Jackson in his dispute with the National Bank was?:
to deposit government money in state banks.
paying government debts from tariff revenue only.
his decision to print more paper money.
to give unqualified support to the Tariff of 1832.
the support of the Supreme Court in voiding the bank's charter.

8 What was the opinion of Andrew Jackson, and probably most of his contemporaries, regarding the spoils system?:
it should be abolished, and civil service laws should be enacted.
it was injurious to good government, but had to be retained for the good of the Democratic party.
the frequent rotation of officeholders had a beneficial effect on the government.
it would ultimately favor Henry Clay and the Whigs.
it was injurious to the Democratic party, but had to be retained because of its beneficial effect on government.

9 The political purpose for proposing the Tariff of 1828 was to?:
"get even" with the New Englanders for the Hartford Convention.
secure the support of the shipping interests of New England by depriving manufacturers of the protection they desired.
assure the Jacksonians of Southern support in the election of 1828.
gain the favor of producers of such raw materials as wool, hemp, and flax.
discredit the administration of President John Quincy Adams.

10 The Whig Party turned against President John Tyler because?:
he was felt to be ineffective in pushing the Whig agenda through Congress.
he spoke out in favor of the annexation of Texas.
he opposed the entire Whig legislative program.
he criticized Henry Clay's handling of the Nullification Crisis.
he aggressively favored the expansion of slavery.