The Market Revolution: Jacksonian America, 1815-1846 Test | Final Test - Easy

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. On what grounds were people opposed to public schools?
(a) Anti-democratic.
(b) Racist discrimination.
(c) Discrimination against females.
(d) Exclusivity.

2. What was making the problem of male sexual liberation more difficult, in Sellers's account?
(a) Industrialization.
(b) The breakdown of the family.
(c) Female sexual liberation.
(d) Urbanization.

3. What happened to John Calhoun's political power when Andrew Jackson was elected?
(a) It waned.
(b) It went behind the scenes.
(c) It was exposed.
(d) It increased.

4. When did zeal for reform reach the lower classes, in Sellers's account?
(a) 1830s.
(b) Late 1820s.
(c) Early 1820s.
(d) Mid 1820s.

5. What did South Carolina's stance threaten, in Jackson's eyes?
(a) The Union.
(b) The army.
(c) Peace west of the Appalachians.
(d) Trade with England.

6. How did Biddle ultimately make sure the Federal Bank would die, in Sellers's account?
(a) He overplayed his hand.
(b) He mismanaged the monetary supply.
(c) He played his policies just right.
(d) He neglected to consider the cost of the federal debt in debt maintenance.

7. What is the side effect of economic stress, according to Sellers?
(a) Poverty.
(b) Social mobility.
(c) Profitability.
(d) Emotional repression.

8. What philosophy informs Sellers's chapter on the Second Great Awakening?
(a) Philosophical view of religion as meaning-making.
(b) Historical view of religion as an institution among institutions.
(c) Marxist concept of religion as a reaction to social trends.
(d) Nietzsche an concept of morality as the product of class interest.

9. What balance did the U.S. strike with the formation of a two-party system?
(a) Between capitalism and democracy.
(b) Between pro-slavery and abolition.
(c) Between hard currency and paper money.
(d) Between modern campaigning and grass-roots politicking.

10. What kind of eschatology did Jonathan Edwards and Samuel Hopkins preach?
(a) A new utopia was near at hand.
(b) Judgment day was imminent.
(c) The world would be destroyed for mankind's sins.
(d) The millennium-long rule of Christ would begin gradually.

11. What did David Ricardo theorize?
(a) Dialectic of class warfare.
(b) The Master/Slave dialectic.
(c) Labor theory of value.
(d) The economics of poverty.

12. What did Congress have to do to the Federal Bank from time to time?
(a) Recharter it.
(b) Regulate it.
(c) Audit it.
(d) Fund it.

13. Who delivered this result for the northern manufacturers?
(a) John Calhoun.
(b) Henry Clay.
(c) Andrew Jackson.
(d) Robert Owen.

14. What party's decay led to the formation of the Whigs?
(a) Republicans.
(b) Democrats.
(c) Antinomians.
(d) Unitarians

15. What happened that workers began to unionize in the north?
(a) Wages did not rise as fast as capitalists' fortunes.
(b) Tariffs lowered the costs of production, driving wages down.
(c) Immigrants threatened to provide cheaper labor.
(d) Working conditions declined.

Short Answer Questions

1. What was NOT a contributing factor to the expansion of literacy in the U.S. in the 1830s?

2. What avenue did the Moderate Light use for pushing its agenda?

3. How does Sellers define Waldo Emerson's transcendentalism?

4. Why did pre-marital sex have to be restricted?

5. What was the result of the railroad system, in Sellers's account?

(see the answer keys)

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