Study Guide Chapter 11 - Jacksonian Democracy
Section 1, Jacksonian Democracy, pages 336-341
1.Name the 1824 presidential candidate that was son of a former president.
- During the election of 1824, no candidate had a majority of the electoral votes. How was the election decided?
- Explain what the “corrupt bargain” was all about.
- What is mudslinging and what is its intentions?
- Which US president is associated with looking out for the “common man” and nicknamed “Old Hickory?
- Explain the spoils system and which president introduced this into government.
- How did democracy expand during Jackson’s administration?
- How did Jackson’s supporters change the caucus system?
- What does to “secede” mean and which state wanted to do this due to high tariffs?
- What was the Nullification Act?
Section 2, Conflicts Over Land, pages 342-347
- Explain fully the Indian Removal Act.
- Identify 2 examples of Native American resistance to the US government. Give details and whether the resistance was successful for Native Americans.
- Identify Osceola and his significance to this section.
- What is the name of the journey that forced the Cherokee west along with federal troops led by Winfield Scott?
- 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
- What is a charter?
- What powerful institution was chartered by Congress and held the federal government’s money?
- Why did some Americans liken Andrew Jackson to a king?
- Who became president when Andrew Jackson left office in 1836?
- What was the name given to the economic depression of the 1830’s?
- 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?
- Who/what did the campaign slogan, “Tippecanoe and Tyler, too” mean or give reference to?
- Which groups helped William Henry Harrison win the presidential election of 1840?
- Who became president when President Harrison died?
- Why were many from the Whig party outraged by Tyler as president?
- Who won the election of 1844 and which political party was he associated with?