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The inauguration of Andrew Jackson in 1829 was significant because it
a) signified the empowerment of a heretofore disenfranchised class of Americans
b) reaffirmed the control of the political elite
c) indicated harmony between the southern and northern regions of the United States
d) symbolized a return to traditional upper-class values

During Andrew Jackson’s presidency, the common people gained political power through all of the following means except
a) elimination of property qualifications for voting
b) challenge of entrenched office holders
c) creation of national nominating conventions
d) enfranchisement of women and free blacks

Which statement would most likely have been said by a supporter of nullification?
a) “The Cherokees have a right to live on land they have long inhabited.”
b) “The states can choose to ignore laws they feel are unconstitutional.”
c) “The Whig party provides the only voice for the common man.”
d) “The Bank of the United States is essential to a healthy economy.”

In response to South Carolina’s vote to nullify the tariffs of 1828 and 1832, President Andrew Jackson took all of the following actions except
a) strengthening federal forts in South Carolina
b) winning approval of the Force Bill
c) arresting John C. Calhoun
d) sending a warship of the United States Navy to Charleston harbor

In the mid-1800s, many westerners favored Indian removal for all of the following reasons except
a) to preserve the American Indians’ independent status
b) to open up new lands for white settlers
c) to break tribal ties to valuable lands
d) to help end frontier violence

When Jackson heard Marshall’s decision in the case between Georgia and the Cherokees (Worcester v. Georgia), he
a) supported the decision but decided that the federal government had no way to enforce it
b) submitted a new removal bill
c) argued that the decision did not go far enough
d) refused to enforce the decision

In choosing Indian removal, white society of the 1830s was rejecting the concept of
a) establishing Indian reservations
b) creating a shared world with the Indians
c) segregating Indian and white societies
d) treating the territories as virgin land

Andrew Jackson vetoed the Maysville Road Bill because the road would have
a) been used in the slave trade
b) violated states’ rights
c) improved western transportation
d) been mainly a single-state project

The Bank of the United States benefited the U.S. economy by fulfilling all of the following except
a) giving the states control of interest rates
b) issuing bank notes
c) providing credit to growing enterprises
d) holding government funds

The “bank war” of the 1830s was to a large extent
a) responsible for the death of the Whig Party
b) an example of Jackson’s tendency to favor the elite
c) the end of Henry Clay’s political career
d) a personal struggle for power between Andrew Jackson and Nicholas Biddle

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