Practice Test #13

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Use the practice questions below to gauge your knowledge of the chapter. (The answers are at the bottom of the page.) All questions courtesy of Houghton Mifflin's The American Pageant Quiz book; Tenth Edition 1994 PRACTICE TEST CHAPTER 13: The Rise of Jacksonian Democracy 1824-1830 1 . With the rise of the New Democracy, westerners believed that a man was well qualified for the office if he a. had an education. b. Was a superior militia commander. c. Had gained considerable wealth. d. Was a “leading citizen”. 2. Davy Crockett’s election to Congress was based mainly on his a. Skill with a rifle. b. Extensive knowledge of the law. c. Aristocratic background. d. Concern for preserving frontier resources. 3. In the age of the New Democracy, most high political offices were filled by a. Common people. b. Federalists. c. the semiliterate. d. the wealthy and prominent. 4 . At the core of the New Democracy was the belief that government should be a. highly centralized. b. in the hands of the common people. c. Confined to property owners. d. Left to the well educated. 5 . The property qualification to vote became almost meaningless in the West because a. so few owned land. b. New ways had been found to keep the common man from voting. c. Land was so easily obtained. d. So few on the frontier wanted to vote. 6 . The New Democracy was based on the idea that the right to vote should be extended to a. all adults. b. Women and blacks. c. Only those who owned property. d. All adult white men. 7 . The panic of 1819 got many people involved in politics because they resented a. the refusal of their government to promote economic growth actively. b. Government-granted privileges for banks. c. The initiation of expensive government welfare and relief programs. d. The government’s “hard-money” policies. 8 . The growth in political democracy in the 1820’s was due in part to a. the egalitarian ideas that had developed during colonial and Revolutionary times. b. Economic prosperity. c. Continued suspicion of political parties. d. The abolition of the Electoral College. 9 . Many Americans, especially workers and farmers, developed a hatred of banks for all of the following reasons except a. over-speculation by bankers. b. The banks’ inability and unwillingness to redeem bank notes. c. Property foreclosures. d. The banks’ demand to substitute hard money for bank notes. 1
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10 . In the 1820’s, interest in politics on the part of the common people was invigorated by a a. desire to abolish slavery. b. Belief in Manifest Destiny. c. Desire to restore the republican ideals of Jefferson’s era. d. Need to oppose the resurrection of the Federalist party. 11 . The Missouri Compromise caused many white southerners to (pg.260) a. abandon national politics in favor to state politics. b. Fear additional federal aggressions states’ rights.
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