1. An irony of the decades after 1820 was that:

    A) the United States was becoming more stratified economically while developing a political system that stressed equality.

    Farmers did not become the richest group in America.
  2. Many Europeans who traveled to the United States in the first half of the nineteenth century:

    A) were often shocked by the rudeness and poor manners of Americans.

    Europeans were dismayed by the shocking and rude manners of Americans.
  3. All of the following were democratic reforms of the 1820s EXCEPT:

    C) the use of secret ballots.

    The popular election of presidential electors was a democratic reform of the 1820s.
  4. In the presidential election of 1824:

    C) the House of Representatives chose the president, electing the candidate who came in second in both the popular and electoral votes.

    John Quincy Adams came in second in the popular vote in 1824.
  5. To prevent removal, the Cherokees:

    A) appealed to the Supreme Court.

    The Cherokees had a significant internal struggle over whether to accommodate white interlopers or resist them.
  6. During the Jacksonian era, free blacks in the North:

    A) were subject to segregation.

    White men portrayed blacks in minstrel shows.
  7. In the face of economic hardships during the 1820s, South Carolinians increasingly blamed their problems on:

    A) the federal tariff.

    South Carolinians of the 1820s blamed federal tariffs for their economic woes.
  8. Calhoun's theory of nullification:

    B) argued that the Union was a compact of sovereign states.

    Calhoun argued that states could nullify laws because the Union was a compact of individually sovereign states.
  9. The Second Bank of the United States:

    D) used its power to regulate the amount of credit in society

    The national bank did not attempt to drive state bank notes out of circulation.
  10. Jackson destroyed the national bank by:

    C) refusing to continue to deposit federal funds in it.
  11. When a depression began in 1837, Van Buren responded by:

    A) calling for establishment of an independent Treasury.

    There was no federal control of state bank notes during this period.
  12. The presidential campaign of 1840 had special significance because it:

    B) marked the final transition from deferential to egalitarian politics.

    The election of William Henry Harrison marked the final transition from deferential to egalitarian politics.
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