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Charles Sellers
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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How does Sellers describe the Republicanism of Thomas Jefferson and James Madison?
(a) Committed.
(b) Extreme.
(c) Literate.
(d) Ambiguous.

2. How did consumerism change as a result of the financial crash?
(a) Focus on imports.
(b) Focus on cheap goods.
(c) Focus on sheer survival.
(d) Focus on home-made crafts.

3. What did the Bucktails accomplish in their revolt in New York?
(a) A more radical party.
(b) Reforms on the Supreme Court.
(c) A democratically managed party.
(d) Relief from federally mandated tariffs.

4. What did the First Bank of the United States do to the economy?
(a) Increase the amount of currency.
(b) Tighten credit.
(c) Regulate markets.
(d) Devalue currency.

5. What is the first event of 1810 Sellers describes?
(a) The collapse of the Republican power structure.
(b) The concentration of political power in democratic states.
(c) The rise of abolitionism.
(d) The concentration of wealth in elite hands.

6. What was John Taylor's role in the reforms of 1810?
(a) Conservative Republican.
(b) Mediator.
(c) Agitator.
(d) Radical democratic.

7. What was Jackson's position before entering politics?
(a) Merchant.
(b) Admiral.
(c) General.
(d) Professor.

8. To what does Sellers attribute the rise in democratic sentiment?
(a) The people's desire for peace.
(b) The people's desire for cheaper goods.
(c) The people's desire for western expansion.
(d) The people's desire for stability.

9. When did the Jackson administration end?
(a) 1837.
(b) 1833.
(c) 1848.
(d) 1827.

10. How does Sellers describe the composition of the democratic field when Andrew Jackson was running for the democratic nomination?
(a) Moderate.
(b) Radical.
(c) Nationalist.
(d) Xenophobic.

11. Who does Sellers say will subvert democratic sentiment if markets expand?
(a) Cotton producers.
(b) Manufacturers.
(c) Career politicians.
(d) Elite lawyers.

12. How did the Republicans plan to stay in power, according to Sellers?
(a) By promising to raise tariffs.
(b) By pitting the farmers and planters against each other.
(c) By setting the people against the elite bankers.
(d) By uniting farmers and planters.

13. Who will suffer with expanding markets?
(a) Manufacturers.
(b) Politicians.
(c) Investors.
(d) Landowners.

14. How does Sellers say Americans reproduced in Jackson's America?
(a) Slowly.
(b) Steadily.
(c) Quickly.
(d) Deliberately.

15. What does Sellers say the Northern interests pushed for?
(a) Charting the Louisiana Purchase.
(b) Dredging the Mississippi.
(c) The Erie Canal.
(d) The Brooklyn Bridge.

Short Answer Questions

1. What did new politicians do to come into power?

2. Who does Sellers blame for the sense that things needed to be reformed?

3. Which group was on the decline by the time Monroe became president?

4. Where was Andrew Jackson nominated for President?

5. What happened to Jackson during the panic of 1819?

(see the answer keys)

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