The Rise of Manufacturing (1820-1845) Review Questions for AP US History

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Updated on Mar 3, 2011

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The Rise of Manufacturing (1820-1845) for AP US History

  1. President Monroe claimed that westward relocation of Native Americans would be to the advantage of the Native Americans because
    1. they would not be bothered west of the Mississippi
    2. the American military would protect them during the journey
    3. they would be well compensated for the tribal lands that they were leaving
    4. they would not have to pay for the lands they were moving to
    5. settlers west of the Mississippi were receptive to Native American settlement there
  2. (Correct Answer: A. Monroe stated that Native Americans could not avoid being continually harassed if they lived east of the Mississippi, but that this would not happen after they moved.)

  3. The concept of nullification became an issue during this period when
    1. Georgia opposed congressional legislation concerning slavery
    2. South Carolina nullified congressional legislation concerning the removal of Native Americans
    3. South Carolina nullified congressional tariff bills
    4. Southern representatives to the Electoral College switched their votes in the 1824 election
    5. Virginia nullified congressional legislation concerning slavery
  4. (Correct Answer: C. Because the tariff bills increased the prices of cloth and iron, the South Carolina legislature first nullified the Tariff of 1828.)

  5. Critics of Andrew Jackson would make all of the following claims except that
    1. he was a very common man and not fit to be president
    2. he gave too much power to the presidency
    3. he gave political offices to his friends
    4. he lacked experience in governmental affairs
    5. he relied too much on his "Kitchen Cabinet"
  6. (Correct Answer: D. All of the other criticisms were often made against Jackson. However, he did have an impressive background: before becoming president, he had served as a congressman and a senator from Tennessee and as the territorial governor of Florida.)

  7. The following are true about the textile mills of New England in the early 19th century except
    1. a large percentage of their workforce was made up of women
    2. they depended on water for power
    3. they used a system called the putting-out system
    4. almost none still exist today
    5. there was little labor unrest in the mills until the 1830s and 1840s
  8. (Correct Answer: C. It was the putting-out system that these mills replaced.)

  9. Horace Mann is associated with
    1. abolitionism
    2. the temperance movement
    3. prison reform
    4. educational reform
    5. reform for conditions of the mentally ill
  10. (Correct Answer: D. Horace Mann wrote and spoke about the need to improve schools and to improve teacher training methods.)

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