US History


After the “Tariff of Abominations” was approved by Congress in 1828, Vice President John C. Calhoun published the Exposition and Protest which stated:

    Congress restricted tariff duties at 20%
    a state convention could write new federal laws
    laws passed by the federal government could be rejected by the states
    laws passed by the federal government should be accepted by the states


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All the statements occurred during the election of 1828 except?

    Adams’s supporters questioned the morality of Andrew Jackson and his wife Rachel because her divorce had not been finalized when they married
    Jackson’s supporters questioned the morality of John Quincy Adams because they accused him of being a pimp
    the election was decided by Congress
    Jackson benefitted during the election with the removal of the property ownership requirement to vote


How did Jackson weaken the Second Bank of the United States?

    Jackson forced it to close immediately after he vetoed the recharter bill
    Jackson distributed government deposits to state banks
    Jackson replaced the president of the bank with a supporter
    renamed it the Third Bank of the United States


What ended the Nullification Crisis in 1832?

    The Dorr War
    The succession of South Carolina from the Union
    A compromise tariff
    Andrew Jackson enforcing the collection of custom duties through military force


In 1836, the Specie Circular ordered that payment for federal lands be made in gold or silver. It affected the country by:

    bursting the specie bubble and increasing the value of public lands
    increasing President Andrew Jackson’s and his supporters’ popularity
    draining state banks of their gold and silver deposits and fueled an economic depression
    causing a recession in the South when the international price of cotton collapsed


Both Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau advocated which of the following?

    the status quo
    religious adherence


Which of the following was NOT a method used by Garrisonian abolitionists in their crusade to end slavery?

    Distribution of anti-slavery pamphlets and newspapers
    Publication of slave narratives that revealed the immorality of slavery
    Submission of thousands of anti-slavery petitions to Congress
    Calls for the gradual emancipation of slaves


The Cult of True Womanhood held that:

    women should become involved in reforming society
    women were the guardians of moral virtue
    women should have property rights
    women should have the right to vote


By the 1840s, the abolitionist movement had split over the issue of:

    elevating women to leadership roles within the movement
    submitting anti-slavery petitions
    the creation of anti-slavery newspapers
    emphasizing the immorality of slavery


Women’s involvement in abolitionism:

    was limited to distributing leaflets
    was enthusiastically supported by their male colleagues
    led them to fight for women’s rights
    faced little criticism for taking on public speaking roles

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