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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. Who succeeded James Monroe in the White House?
(a) James Madison.
(b) Andrew Jackson.
(c) Henry Clay.
(d) John Quincy Adams.
2. How many votes did Andrew Jackson win the runoff by?
3. Who was nicknamed Old Hickory?
(a) Andrew Jackson.
(b) John Adams.
(c) James Monroe.
(d) John Quincy Adams.
4. Who does Sellers blame for the sense that things needed to be reformed?
(b) Socialist agitators.
(c) Commercial interests.
5. What faction became particularly powerful as a result of Republican policies?
(a) New York commercial interests.
(b) Southern agriculturalists.
(c) Northern manufacturers.
(d) Western railroads.
6. What force does Sellers say created political pressure from the South?
(a) Cotton industry.
(c) Elite investors.
7. How did consumerism change as a result of the financial crash?
(a) Focus on cheap goods.
(b) Focus on home-made crafts.
(c) Focus on sheer survival.
(d) Focus on imports.
8. What does Sellers say Thomas Jefferson's Republicanism emphasizes?
(b) Equal distribution of wealth.
(c) Free trade.
9. How were people feeling about slavery in the 1810s?
(a) Slave traders were expecting the trade to expand.
(b) It was on the verge of being outlawed.
(c) Proponents were on the verge of legalizing slavery in western territories.
(d) Opposition to it was growing.
10. What did the First Bank of the United States do to the economy?
(a) Tighten credit.
(b) Devalue currency.
(c) Regulate markets.
(d) Increase the amount of currency.
11. How did families change in the economic hard times?
(a) Families split apart more frequently.
(b) Families did not grow as quickly.
(c) Families grew more quickly.
(d) Families had to sell children as indentured servants.
12. How did things change for political elites, according to Sellers?
(a) They paid higher taxes.
(b) They were pilloried.
(c) Their property was nationalized.
(d) They faced new regulations.
13. What was the condition of the U.S. in Jackson's time?
(a) Mostly agricultural territory.
(b) Mostly Eastern seaboard territory.
(c) Mostly settled territory.
(d) Mostly open territory.
14. How was the question of slavery's expansion into Missouri cast?
(a) As an economic issue.
(b) As a cultural fight to the death.
(c) As a human rights issue.
(d) As a fight over states' rights.
15. How did liberal Democrats view Republican use of paper currency?
(a) They felt they were destabilizing the rates for commodities with speculation.
(b) They felt they were gaining an advantage in financial transactions with farmers.
(c) They felt they were creating too conservative a fiscal policy, which would stifle growth.
(d) They felt the Republicans were using it to bolster their institutions.
Short Answer Questions
1. What did the Bucktails accomplish in their revolt in New York?
2. What ideology reigned in the National Bank of the U.S.?
3. What is the first event of 1810 Sellers describes?
4. What was DeWitt Clinton's role in the Republican party?
5. What was the liberal capitalist morality like, which Sellers says was offended?
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