American History I Unit IV Notes

  1. A practice especially common with Jackson which rewarded loyal voters and campaigners with government jobs thereby repaying them for their patronage and also filling the bureaucracy with those of the winning party.

    B) Spoils System
  2. The tarrif of 1828 (tariff of abomination) pitted Jackson against JC Calhoun and exposed the sectional defferences, particularly southern opposition to tarrifs.

    C) Nullification Controversy
  3. Jacksons Opposition to rechartering the federal bank led him to help create state banks to be depositories of federal revenue and most often choosing them based on their loyalty to the Democratic party.

    B) Pet Banks
  4. Jackson's hand picked successor to the Presidency, elected in 1836 from the Democratic Party.

    A) Martin Van Buren
  5. A new political party created during Jackson's second term as president and consisting of his opponents from North and South to include southern advocates of nullification.

    C) Whigs
  6. Father of public schools and influential reformer who advocated the creation of public education to instill common civic and moral values and combat ignorance in the population.

    D) Horace Mann
  7. Northern reformers and northern advocates of the national bank, commercial farmers, merchants, and anti-masons.

    D) Whigs
  8. Firey white abolitionist who published The Liberator, a newspaper advocating "immediate emancipation" for slaves.

    A) William Lloyde Garrison
  9. Organizer of the seneca falls convention and author of the Declaration of Sentiments calling for women's equality and woman suffrage; Seneca Falls Convention - representative of the reform movement and the consensus among reformers of the need to address women's rights.

    D) Elizabeth Cady Stanton
  10. Popular health movement of the antebellum period which stated that a person's personality could be revealed by studying and interpreting the bumps on one's skull.

    A) Phrenology
  11. The creation of a uniquely American literature and art which included Hawthorne, Emerson, Poe, Thoreau, Cooper and Alcott.

    A) American Renaissance
  12. Wrote realistic fiction whose themes exposed the conflicting emotions of humans and the sometimes tragic results of their failures.

    D) Nathaniel Hawthorne
  13. Published Impending Crisis of the South calling upon non slaveholding white Southerners to abolish slavery in their own interests.

    A) Hinton R. Helper
  14. Societal expectations and behaviors of southern whites used as a means of dealing with insults and affronts; led to a higher rate of violence.

    B) Southern Code of Honor
  15. A Christianized Virginia slave responsible for planning a slave revolt, he was betrayed and executed for the conspiracy.

    A) Gabriel Prosser
  16. A South Carolina slave who bought his freedom then planned a slave revolt for which he and his followers were executed.

    C) Denmark Vesey
  17. A rather unorganized method of helping southern slaves escape from the South through a network of safehouses; often aided by former slaves like Harriet Tubman and Josiah Henson.

    C) Underground Railroad
  18. Former slave and articulate abolitionist who advocated immediate abolition and worked toward freedmen's citzenship rights.

    D) Frederick Douglass
  19. Ideology which developed in direct response to early 19th century immigration; based on the idea of native born white Americans that Irish immigrants took jobs from them, fear of a Catholic conspiracy and resistance to their Democratic Activity.

    C) Nativism
  20. Violence born of nativism in Philadelphia where Whig anti-immigrants attacked Irish Catholics over the liquor regulations and Bibles used in schools.

    B) Bible Riots
  21. Spanish forts or garrisons constructed in the Southwest to protect Catholic missions.

    B) Presidios
  22. Unique Language of American born slaves which allowed them to communicate with one another and develop their own culture.

    C) Pigdin
  23. An abandoned mission in Texas that became the site of a Texas defeat at the hands of Santa Anna and the Mexican army in the Texas Revolution.

    A) Alamo
  24. The path taken by American migrants to the far west - Oregon and California; extremely harsh conditions characterized the trip usually made by groups of families who worked cooperatively.

    B) Overland Trail
  25. Phrase which describes the antebellum philosophy that god had ordained the U.S. would eventually and inevitably own the continent from the Atlantic coast to the Pacific coast.

    A) Manifest Destiny
  26. Democrats "Dark Horse" candidate elected president in 1844.

    A) James K. Polk
  27. He Orchestrated the Mexican War by provoking a border dispute in Texas from which he hoped to gain both California and Mexico; he also intended to settle the territorial dispute in Oregon by dividing it at the 49th parallel.

    C) James K. Polk
  28. A movement for more democracy in American Governmet in the 1830's

    D) Jacksonian Democracy
  29. Who was charged by Jackson and his supporters for Corruption?

    B) John Q. Adams
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American History I Unit IV Notes
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