Unit 5 Study Guide



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Unit 5 Study Guide
All test questions are derived from the key terms list and the questions on this study guide. QUESTIONS FROM PAST UNITS WILL ALSO BE ON THIS TEST.


  1. List three ways in which Jacksonian democracy showed the influence of the “common man.”

  2. Why is Alexis de Tocqueville significant?

  3. Which groups did NOT gain more influence during the “Era of the Common Man?”

  4. What were the causes of the Nullification Crisis, and what was the fundamental issue?

  5. What happened during the Webster-Hayne debates?

  6. How did Andrew Jackson react to the Nullification Crisis?

  7. How was the Nullification Crisis resolved?

  8. How did the Nullification Crisis foreshadow the Civil War?

  9. What happened to Native Americans as a result of Andrew Jackson’s presidency?

  10. What was the ruling of Worcester v. Georgia, and what was the ultimate consequence?

  11. What was the critical issue of the Election of 1832?

  12. How did Andrew Jackson “kill” the Bank of the United States?

  13. What were the two main views on Andrew Jackson?

  14. What were the causes and effects of the Panic of 1837?

  15. Describe how the Election of 1840 was won.

  16. Who were “old” immigrants?

  17. Why did German immigrants come to the United States, and where did they settle and work?

  18. Why did Irish immigrants come to the United States, and where did they settle and work?

  19. What is nativism?

  20. What were the causes of nativism toward Germans and the Irish?

  21. What was the Know-Nothing party?

  22. What was the Second Great Awakening?

  23. Why was Charles Finney significant?

  24. What were the effects of the Second Great Awakening?

  25. Who started the Mormon movement, and how did most Americans react to it?

  26. Who led the Mormons west, and why?

  27. What is transcendentalism?

  28. Who were two major transcendentalists?

  29. What were utopian communities?

  30. Describe three examples of utopian communities.

  31. What were the limits on cultural movements during the Antebellum Period?

  32. How did the “Era of the Common Man” and the Second Great Awakening relate to reform movements?

  33. Who was Dorothea Dix, and what reform did she push?

  34. How did reform affect prisons?

  35. Who was Horace Mann, and what reform did he push?

  36. What were the causes and goals of the temperance movement?

  37. How did the Industrial Revolution lead to the creation of “separate spheres?”

  38. How were the “men’s sphere” and “women’s sphere” different?

  39. Why is the Seneca Falls Convention significant?

  40. Why is Elizabeth Cady Stanton significant?

  41. What became the biggest and most divisive reform movement?

  42. How did southerners initially view slavery in United States history?

  43. Describe the early ideas for ending slavery in the United States.

  44. How did the Second Great Awakening relate to the issue of slavery?

  45. What is abolitionism?

  46. What does emancipation mean?

  47. Why is William Lloyd Garrison significant?

  48. Why is Frederick Douglass significant?

  49. Describe the importance of the Underground Railroad and Harriet Tubman.

  50. What was Nat Turner’s Rebellion, and what were its consequences?

  51. How did the North react to abolitionism?

  52. How did the South react to abolitionism?

  53. What caused the country to eventually grow more divided on the issue of slavery?

  54. Why did Texas declare independence from Mexico?

  55. Why is the Battle of the Alamo significant?

  56. Why is the Battle of San Jacinto significant?

  57. How did the possibility of annexing Texas cause tension between the North and South?


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