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

2. How long did the order that came out of the Jacksonian era last, according to Sellers?
(a) Until the Civil War.
(b) Until the present.
(c) Until the Great War.
(d) Until World War II.

3. How does Sellers characterize labor in Jackson's America?
(a) Expensive.
(b) Rare.
(c) Inexpensive.
(d) Organized.

4. What does Sellers say the original economic conflict took place between in America?
(a) Market and currency.
(b) Farmer and manufacturer.
(c) Land and market.
(d) Indigene and immigrant.

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

6. What prevented Andrew Jackson's censure?
(a) His losses in Missouri.
(b) His popularity.
(c) His distance from Washington D.C.
(d) His success in Florida.

7. How did the Second Great Awakening affect Jackson's America, according to Sellers?
(a) Stronger Catholicism.
(b) Stronger Protestantism.
(c) Wider array of pagan religions.
(d) Harsher penalties for witchcraft.

8. Where was Andrew Jackson nominated for President?
(a) Florida.
(b) Tennessee.
(c) Missouri.
(d) Kentucky.

9. How did things change for political elites, according to Sellers?
(a) They faced new regulations.
(b) They were pilloried.
(c) They paid higher taxes.
(d) Their property was nationalized.

10. 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 fight over states' rights.
(d) As a human rights issue.

11. What was John Taylor an advocate of?
(a) Federal oversight.
(b) Paper money.
(c) States rights.
(d) Reforming banking corruption.

12. How does Sellers say the Republican pro-market forces counteracted anti-market forces?
(a) By rigging elections against their candidates.
(b) By buying or suppressing their votes.
(c) By making compromises with them.
(d) By getting them to support Republicans.

13. What was James Madison's effect on Thomas Jefferson's pro-land positions?
(a) Protected them with regulations.
(b) Expanded them with incentives.
(c) Tempered them with markets.
(d) Exacerbated them with tariffs.

14. What direction does Sellers say the political parties moved in as a result of the 1810 economic crash?
(a) Pacifism.
(b) Sectarianism.
(c) Regionalism.
(d) Nationalism.

15. How does Sellers say the Supreme Court used its power?
(a) Striking down state laws.
(b) Reducing the power of the legislature.
(c) Protecting corporations.
(d) Protecting individuals.

Short Answer Questions

1. What was the condition of the U.S. in Jackson's time?

2. What did the Speaker of the House under James Monroe advocate?

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

4. What does Sellers attribute Jackson's rise to?

5. What was Jackson's position before entering politics?

(see the answer keys)

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