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Jackson Webquest

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Date: 11/15/19
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Does Jackson deserve to be on the $20 Bill?
Use this website to answer the following questions about extending the right to vote in the
1800s. Put your answers in a different color.
The Era of Good Feelings and the Two-Party System
1. Why is this era called the Era of good feelings? Because of its one-party dominance
2. What political party disappeared? The Federalists
3. How did financial policy resemble that of the federalists? List three ways: It had a
national bank, protective tariffs to support American manufactures, and federallyfunded internal improvements. The National Bank was a policy that federalist Alexander
Hamilton wanted, federalists wanted tariffs to get money from imported goods, and the
funding of internal improvements would be use to help the central government
4. Was Van Buren elitist? Why or why not? No because he reached out to the brains of the
general public
5. What is the party platform? How did knowledge of it spread to common people? A party
platform was a carefully crafted list of policy commitments that aimed to appeal to a
broad public, which was spread by newspapers
The Expansion of the Vote; the White man's Democracy
1. What legitimized political parties? The two-party system that broke the shady traditions
of the Democratic-Republicans and Federalists
2. Why did lawmakers believe people should own property to vote? Because citizens were
believed to need an economic stake in society in order to be trusted to vote wisely.
3. How did the rise of wage workers lead to the abolishment of the property requirement
to vote? As wage labor increased, the property requirement to vote became
unfavorable over time
4. Who was disenfranchised as a result of state legislatures opening suffrage to all white
men? Democratic-Republicans
The 1824 Election and the “Corrupt Bargain
1. Why didn’t Jackson win the election even if he got more electoral votes than anyone else?
Henry Clay secures the White House seat for Adams
2. Who chose the president? The electoral college
3. Why was this known as the “corrupt bargain?” The Adams-Clay Alliance as seen as corrupt
4. How did Jacksonians use this to their advantage? By using government favors to reward
their friends and economic elites
Jacksonian Democracy and Modern America
5. What percentage of people voted for Jackson? What percentage of people turned out to
vote? 70% of voters voted for Jackson and popular participation reached 60%
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6. What did Jackson say the nation had been corrupted by? “Special Privilege”
7. What were the three chief qualities of Jacksonian Democracy? First, Jacksonian Democracy
declared itself to be the party of ordinary farmers and workers. Second, it opposed the
special privileges of economic elites. Third, to offer affordable western land to ordinary
white Americans, Indians needed to be forced further westward.
8. What party challenged the Democrats? What was their platform (their beliefs) The Whigs
who favored active government support for economic improvement as the best route to
sustained prosperity.
The Rise of the Common Man
9. How was Jackson different from the past 6 presidents? He was the spokesperson for the
“common man”
A Strong `Presidency
10. What did Jackson use more than any other presidents combined and why? The veto
because he took the view that only the President could be trusted to stand for the will of
the people against the aristocratic Congress.
11. What is the “Spoils system” and why did Jackson hate it? The spoils system did not allow for
enough rotation in the office and Jackson hated it because it would eventually lead to
The South Carolina Nullification Controversy
12. Why did the south hate tariffs? Because they felt that it only helped the industrialized north
13. What is nullification and why did SC think they could nullify a federal law? Nullification is
when a state can declare a national law void. SC thought they could nullify national law
because they felt that the law went against the constitution and that it was not in the
nation’s sovereign interests
14. What side did Jackson support? The federal side but he made a compromise to reduce
The War Against the Bank
15. What were Jacksons concerns about the bank? He was concerned about the Bank's
constitutionality and the general soundness of paper money in place of gold and silver
16. What did Jackson do with all the money after he vetoed the re-charter bill? He ordered the
federal government's deposits removed from the Bank of the United States and placed in
state or "pet" banks.
The Trail of tears- The Indian Removals
17. Who stood to benefit from Indian Removal? Settlers and speculators
18. What did the supreme court rule on Indian policy? How did Jackson feel about it? Supreme
Court ruled that Georgia had no jurisdiction to force the Natives out of their lands and
Jackson was angered by the decision
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19. Why is it known as the Trail of Tears? It is the most sorrowful legacy in the Jacksonian era as
Natives were forced to brutally march out of their land and many of them died when doing