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    Study Guide Chapter 11 - Jacksonian Democracy

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    Section 1, Jacksonian Democracy, pages 336-341


    1.Name the 1824 presidential candidate that was son of a former president.


    1. During the election of 1824, no candidate had a majority of the electoral votes.  How was the election decided?


    1. Explain what the “corrupt bargain” was all about.


    1. What is mudslinging and what is its intentions?


    1. Which US president is associated with looking out for the “common man” and nicknamed “Old Hickory?

    2. Explain the spoils system and which president introduced this into government.

    3. How did democracy expand during Jackson’s administration?


    1. How did Jackson’s supporters change the caucus system?


    1. What does to “secede” mean and which state wanted to do this due to high tariffs?


    1. What was the Nullification Act?

    Section 2, Conflicts Over Land, pages 342-347

    1. Explain fully the Indian Removal Act.


    1. Identify 2 examples of Native American resistance to the US government. Give details and whether the resistance was successful for Native Americans.


    1. Identify Osceola and his significance to this section.


    1. What is the name of the journey that forced the Cherokee west along with federal troops led by Winfield Scott?


    1. How did Jackson respond (exact quote)to the Supreme Court decision in Worcester v. Georgia? What did he mean by that?

    Section 3, Jackson and the Bank, pages 348-352

    1. What is a charter?


    1. What powerful institution was chartered by Congress and held the federal government’s money?


    1. Why did some Americans liken Andrew Jackson to a king?


    1. Who became president when Andrew Jackson left office in 1836?

    1. What was the name given to the economic depression of the 1830’s?


    1. What political party picked a log cabin as their symbol in the election of 1840? Why did they pick a log cabin, what did it signify?


    1. Who/what did the campaign slogan, “Tippecanoe and Tyler, too” mean or give reference to?


    1. Which groups helped William Henry Harrison win the presidential election of 1840?


    1. Who became president when President Harrison died?


    1. Why were many from the Whig party outraged by Tyler as president?


    1. Who won the election of 1844 and which political party was he associated with?