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Age of Jackson and Manifest Destiny - Quiz test

Age of Jackson and Manifest Destiny - Quiz test

Andrew Jackson, President of the United States 1829-1837. While expanding westward was in the country\'s interests during the early 1800s, it wasn\'t until Andrew Jackson\'s election that Manifest Destiny, the idea that mainland America belonged to whites, really came to the forefront of United States policy.

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Which of the following was a key reason for increased voter participation in the Election of 1828?

The population of the United States had grown significantly over the course of the previous four years.
The majority of states eliminated land ownership as a requirement to be able to vote.
Free African Americans were granted the ability to vote nationwide.

What was President Jackson’s response to the Supreme Court decision, written by Chief Justice John Marshall, which stated that Georgia could not impose its laws upon Cherokee triba

Jackson respected the decision of the Supreme Court and left the Native American lands alone.
Jackson continued negotiations and reached a compromise with the Native American tribes.
Jackson disregarded the Supreme Court’s ruling and implemented the Indian Removal Act of 1830.

What effect did Andrew Jackson’s presidency have on the National Bank?

Jackson vehemently opposed the National Bank as a tool of the wealthy; he vetoed a renewal of the bank’s charter in 1836
Jackson saw the National Bank as a necessary component of strengthening the national economy.
Jackson took over control of the National Bank and strengthened its role in the federal government.

What was President Jackson’s response to South Carolina’s attempt to nullify the federal tariffs which were passed by Congress in 1828?

Jackson agreed to the demands of South Carolina, repealing the tariffs.
Jackson allowed South Carolina to secede from the United States.
Jackson got Congressional authorization for the use of military force to enforce the tariff.

How did the move to national nominating conventions in the 1830s make the Presidential nomination process more democratic?

In the new system, every American had a voice in selecting presidential nominees.
The process went from a small caucus meeting of party leaders to a national meeting of a party’s delegates.
The move made room for new and exciting political parties.

What was the main objective of those who believed in “Manifest Destiny?”

To eliminate Native American tribes from all the lands controlled by the federal government
To remove all European colonies from the Western Hemisphere
To expand the United States until it stretched from coast to coast.

What was the major dispute over the Oregon Territory?

Both the United States and Britain claimed rights to the territory.
There was an intense debate over the legality of slavery in the new territory.
There was turmoil within the Congress about how much new territory should be added the United States.

What was the result of the Battle of the Alamo?

Santa Anna’s army easily defeated the weak American force.
Santa Anna’s forces fell to the much smaller American forces which were defending the Alamo mission.
It took Santa Anna’s army nearly two weeks to defeat a much smaller American force.
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