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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who felt threatened by the market revolution, according to Sellers?
(a) Big merchants.
(b) Large landholders.
(c) Investors.
(d) Commercial groups.

2. Who was nicknamed Old Hickory?
(a) John Adams.
(b) Andrew Jackson.
(c) James Monroe.
(d) John Quincy Adams.

3. What policy did Monroe continue, according to Sellers?
(a) Bias toward commercial interests.
(b) Relentlessness about relocating Indians.
(c) Ambiguity between farming and commercial interests.
(d) Radicalism about westward expansion.

4. What was the condition of the U.S. in Jackson's time?
(a) Mostly agricultural territory.
(b) Mostly open territory.
(c) Mostly Eastern seaboard territory.
(d) Mostly settled territory.

5. What did the Supreme Court effectively decide, which helped expansionism?
(a) Federal supremacy over the states.
(b) Institutionalization of laissez-faire capitalism.
(c) States rights.
(d) Unconstitutionality of regulation.

6. How does Sellers characterize Jackson?
(a) Ardent nationalist.
(b) Devoted regionalist.
(c) Conservative bureaucrat.
(d) Anti-intellectual rabble-rouser.

7. How does Sellers compare James Madison to Thomas Jefferson?
(a) More isolationist.
(b) More market-oriented.
(c) More protectionist.
(d) Less business friendly.

8. What does Sellers say Jackson learned from his mother as a child?
(a) Do the right thing.
(b) Defend yourself.
(c) Never tell a lie.
(d) Get ahead.

9. What does Sellers say happened to new workers in Jackson's America?
(a) They were "deskilled."
(b) They moved west.
(c) They were organized in unions.
(d) They were sent back to Europe.

10. What does Sellers say happened to farmers during the economic crash?
(a) They could not afford the costs of raising their crops.
(b) They sold their farms and moved their families to the cities.
(c) They lost money in speculation and were sucked into the market.
(d) They had to pay cash wages for labor they used to get simply for room and board.

11. Why was Andrew Jackson censured under John Quincy Adams?
(a) Piracy.
(b) Massacring Native Americans.
(c) Intrusion into Florida.
(d) War crimes.

12. Who brought Thomas Jefferson to power?
(a) Freed slaves.
(b) Factory owners and investors.
(c) Capitalist merchants.
(d) Anti-commercial landowners.

13. What does Sellers say the growth of American wealth resulted in?
(a) America as a technological leader.
(b) America as a world power.
(c) America as a business-friendly government.
(d) America as an agricultural nation.

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

15. Who would normally have prevented economic revolution from changing people's lives?
(a) Slaves.
(b) The government.
(c) The manufacturers.
(d) The people.

Short Answer Questions

1. How did families change in the economic hard times?

2. How does Sellers say Americans reproduced in Jackson's America?

3. What ideology reigned in the National Bank of the U.S.?

4. How did consumerism change as a result of the financial crash?

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

(see the answer keys)

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