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. Where did democratic sentiment exist in the south, in Sellers's account?
(a) In the slave holders.
(b) In the slaves.
(c) In the few urban centers.
(d) In the masses who did not work on plantations.

2. What stance did John Calhoun take after Andrew Jackson was elected?
(a) From pro-slavery to anti-slavery.
(b) From nationalism to pro-slavery localism.
(c) From pro-business to pro-regulation.
(d) From regionalism to nationalism.

3. How was the crisis that came from South Carolina's stance averted, according to Sellers?
(a) The military was called in.
(b) The Constitution was amended.
(c) Tariffs were reduced.
(d) Slavery was allowed to move into western territories.

4. What did the Moderate Light forces urge in the 1830s?
(a) Cultural imperialism.
(b) Abolition.
(c) Resolution of labor conflicts.
(d) Isolationism.

5. Why did masturbation have to be restricted, according to Sellers?
(a) It sapped "vital energies."
(b) It debased the market.
(c) It created rebelliousness.
(d) It was undemocratic.

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

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

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

9. What did South Carolina argue it could do?
(a) Determine its own tariffs.
(b) Keep its own army.
(c) Negotiate treaties.
(d) Nullify federal laws.

10. What does Sellers say Mormonism resulted from?
(a) Splinter from northern Unitarianism.
(b) Reaction against female independence.
(c) Reaction against the Second Great Awakening.
(d) Adaptation to harsh western conditions.

11. Where does Sellers situate Jonathan Edwards and Samuel Hopkins?
(a) On the more radical side of the antinomians.
(b) Between antinomians and Unitarians.
(c) Closer to Baptists than Unitarians.
(d) On the more conservative side of the Unitarians.

12. What did the Supreme Court say with regard to Jackson's policy about the Indians in Georgia?
(a) They said the Indians had to be removed.
(b) They said federal law prevailed.
(c) They said the Indians were U.S. citizens.
(d) They gave Georgia freedom to deal with the Indians.

13. How did Southerners see labor, according to Sellers?
(a) As beneath them.
(b) As the engine of regional strength.
(c) As God's work.
(d) As the foundation for nationalism.

14. What was Jackson's belief about markets?
(a) They needed heavy regulation by the government.
(b) They needed a strong central bank.
(c) They would regulate themselves.
(d) They tended to increase class inequality.

15. What does capitalism result in, according to Sellers?
(a) The mechanicalization of sex.
(b) The sterilization of sex.
(c) The celebration of sex.
(d) Repression of sex.

Short Answer Questions

1. What did Robert Owen advocate?

2. What happened to John Calhoun's political power when Andrew Jackson was elected?

3. What is the side effect of economic stress, according to Sellers?

4. What did crusaders NOT campaign for after the economic stress of 1819?

5. How did internal trade change between 1820 and 1850?

(see the answer keys)

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