History

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  1. An irony of the decades after 1820 was that:

    A)more people in the United States had the chance to get rich while at the same time they had fewer opportunities to participate in politics.
    B)farmers who had previously been engaged in subsistence agriculture became the richest group in America.
    C)the United States was becoming more stratified economically while developing a political system that stressed equality.
    D)poor people often voted for wealthy candidates, while rich people tended to support candidates who were common men.
    C)the United States was becoming more stratified economically while developing a political system that stressed equality.

    Farmers did not become the richest group in America.
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  2. Many Europeans who traveled to the United States in the first half of the nineteenth century:

    A)were favorably impressed by the way Americans treated all people with politeness and respect.
    B)were often shocked by the rudeness and poor manners of Americans.
    C)found that Americans treated each other rudely, but they treated foreigners with deference and respect.
    D)expressed surprise that Americans' manners were not much different from the manners of Europeans.
    B)were often shocked by the rudeness and poor manners of Americans.

    Europeans were dismayed by the shocking and rude manners of Americans.
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  3. All of the following were democratic reforms of the 1820s EXCEPT:

    A)the emergence of nominating conventions.
    B)the popular election of presidential electors.
    C)the elimination of property requirements to hold office.
    D)the use of secret ballots.
    D)the use of secret ballots.

    The popular election of presidential electors was a democratic reform of the 1820s.
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  4. In the presidential election of 1824:

    A)John Quincy Adams won re-election to a second term.
    B)John Calhoun finished second in the popular vote and became vice president.
    C)the Whigs defeated the Democrats, who backed Andrew Jackson.
    D)the House of Representatives chose the president, electing the candidate who came in second in both the popular and electoral votes.
    D)the House of Representatives chose the president, electing the candidate who came in second in both the popular and electoral votes.

    John Quincy Adams came in second in the popular vote in 1824.
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  5. To prevent removal, the Cherokees:

    A)waged a costly war against the United States.
    B)preserved their traditional way of life.
    C)followed the lead of Black Hawk.
    D)appealed to the Supreme Court.
    D)appealed to the Supreme Court.

    The Cherokees had a significant internal struggle over whether to accommodate white interlopers or resist them.
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  6. During the Jacksonian era, free blacks in the North:

    A)were subject to the same laws as whites.
    B)were subject to segregation.
    C)found jobs in minstrel shows.
    D)could not vote in any state.
    B)were subject to segregation.

    White men portrayed blacks in minstrel shows.
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  7. In the face of economic hardships during the 1820s, South Carolinians increasingly blamed their problems on:

    A)Henry Clay.
    B)the Republican party.
    C)the federal tariff.
    D)high income taxes.
    C)the federal tariff.

    South Carolinians of the 1820s blamed federal tariffs for their economic woes.
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  8. Calhoun's theory of nullification:

    A)advanced the idea of a perpetual union.
    B)argued that the Union was a compact of sovereign states.
    C)was never put into operation because the southern states opposed it.
    D)upheld the right of the Supreme Court to interpret the Constitution.
    B)argued that the Union was a compact of sovereign states.

    Calhoun argued that states could nullify laws because the Union was a compact of individually sovereign states.
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  9. The Second Bank of the United States:

    A)used its power to regulate the amount of credit in society
    B)used its power to drive all state bank notes out of circulation.
    C)was controlled by the federal government.
    D)was opposed by business leaders because it restrained economic growth.
    A)used its power to regulate the amount of credit in society

    The national bank did not attempt to drive state bank notes out of circulation.
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  10. Jackson destroyed the national bank by:

    A)refusing to continue to deposit federal funds in it.
    B)issuing the Specie Circular refusing to accept paper money.
    C)precipitating an economic panic in 1833.
    D)getting Congress to pass a new law authorizing him to withdraw all federal funds from it.
    A)refusing to continue to deposit federal funds in it.
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  11. When a depression began in 1837, Van Buren responded by:

    A)lifting restrictions on state bank notes in order to increase the number in circulation.
    B)calling for establishment of an independent Treasury.
    C)chartering a new national bank.
    D)issuing the Specie Circular.
    B)calling for establishment of an independent Treasury.

    There was no federal control of state bank notes during this period.
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  12. The presidential campaign of 1840 had special significance because it:

    A)showed that appealing to the common man did not work.
    B)demonstrated the importance of party principles in carrying a national election.
    C)restored deferential politics to the American electoral system.
    D)marked the final transition from deferential to egalitarian politics.
    D)marked the final transition from deferential to egalitarian politics.

    The election of William Henry Harrison marked the final transition from deferential to egalitarian politics.
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