Chapter 13 Homework Questions from Pageant Big Question: What was Jacksonian Democracy? To what extent do the Jacksonian Democrats deserve to be called defenders of the Constitution, democracy, liberty, and equality?
1. How did Jackson’s inauguration party symbolize the “ascendancy of the masses?”
2. Why is Jackson considered to be the real “father of the spoils system”?
3. Why did the South call the Tariff of 1828 the “Tariff of Abominations”? What was Vice-President Calhoun’s famous response to it? What happened with the Tariff of 1832?
4. What was the Compromise of 1833? Who was primarily responsible for its creation?
5. How did Jackson’s “Indian Policy” help create the famous “Trail of Tears”?
6. How did Henry Clay try to use the BUS recharter to his advantage in the election of 1832? How did he miscalculate?
7. Why did Jackson detest the 2nd Bank of the United States (BUS)? How did Jackson finally kill the 2nd BUS? How did Nicholas Biddle retaliate in a way that was bad for the economic health of the nation?
8. Why did the Whig political party form and what were its issues?
9. How and why did Texas become an independent nation and why did the U.S. hesitate to accept it for statehood?
10. What was the “Petticoat Affair”? Why did Jackson take this so personally? (go back to the issues with his wife) What troubles did Jackson have with his Vice-President, John C. Calhoun?
Note: See the big question above. After reading the chapter, read varying viewpoints twice. You will be completing a DBQ (when we return) on the question of just who the Jacksonian Democrats were, and whether they deserve the reputation they gave themselves.
Key Terms and People
FYI- For Your Information- Past A.P. essay questions on this area of study
The AP people LOVE them some Jackson and it has been a while- keep Jackson on your test radar- big time! 1996 Analyze the extent to which TWO of the following influenced the development of democracy between 1820 and 1840.
1999 How did TWO of the following contribute to the reemergence of a two party system in the period 1820 to 1840?
Major political personalities
2001 The Jacksonian Period (1824-1848) has been celebrated as the era of the “common man.” To what extent did the period live up to its characterization? Consider TWO of the following in your response.
1990 DBQ Jacksonian Democrats view themselves as the guardians of the United States Constitution, political democracy, individual liberty, and equality of economic opportunity. In light of the following documents and your knowledge of the 1820's and 1830's, to what extent do you agree with Jacksonian's view of themselves?
1980 DBQ "The Decision of the Jackson Administration to remove the Cherokee Indians to lands west of the Mississippi River in the 1830's was more a reformulation of the national policy that had been in effect since the 1790's than a change in that policy." Assess the validity of this generalization with reference to the moral, political, constitutional, and practical concerns that shaped national Indian policy between 1789 and the mid-1830's.