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31) The Panic of 1837:

A)led to a short and mild recession.

B)destroyed Van Buren’s presidency.

C)insured a Democratic victory in 1840.

D)only affected the American elite.

32) Best-selling newspapers, pamphlets, and books in the mid 19th century: A) mainly appealed to a well-educated audience.

B)fed the popular appetite for sensationalism and scandal.

C)were mainly reprints of European authors.

D)were too expensive for working class people.

33) Most of the cities that nurtured American culture and provided intellectual leadership were: A) in the West.

B)along the National Road.

C)on the northern half of the eastern seaboard.

D)in the South along the Atlantic seaboard.

34) In his lecture, “The American Scholar,” this intellectual urged Americans to write about the details of their own culture.

A)Benjamin Franklin

B)Washington Irving

C)James Fenimore Cooper

D)Ralph Waldo Emerson

35) Which of the following is NOT a theme characterizing the Jackson presidency?

A)the emergence of a strong chief executive

B)the enduring power of sectionalism

C)the growth of a new national consciousness

D)elite influence in politics

36) Jackson’s presidential style might best be described as: A) confrontational and controversial.

B)consensus building.

C)low key and aversive to conflict.

D)traditional and conservative.

37) What issue brought the Philadelphia Working Men’s Party to Jackson’s attention?

A)their opposition to the National Bank

B)their support of Indian removals

C)Jackson’s veto of the Maysville Road bill

D)economic distress brought on by the Panic of 1837

38) Democratic movements in politics affected all but which of the following in the early 19th century? A) Canada


C)the Caribbean

D)South America

39) Although voting rights generally expanded between 1790 and 1855, what group steadily lost voting rights?


B)white men without property

C)black men

D)the uneducated

40) In the “corrupt bargain” of 1824, what office was Henry Clay’s reward?

A)vice president

B)secretary of state

C)attorney general




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