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Jacksonian America: Bank of the United States and the Panic of 1837

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The Supreme Court case of _____ established the legality of the Bank of the United States.

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1. Why did Jackson veto the bill to recharter the Bank of the United States in 1832?

2. The Panic of 1837 was caused by a number of factors, including:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Andrew Jackson's presidency is marked by his battle with the Bank of the United States and the Panic of 1837 , and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you understand these events better. Some things you may be tested on include the facts surrounding these events and how Jackson and the government were involved.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to check your knowledge of:

  • Which Supreme Court case established the legality of the Bank of the United States
  • Who was in charge of the Bank of the United States during its most prosperous times
  • The type of currency the US government preferred
  • During which event Jackson's opponents tried to renew the Bank's charter
  • What caused the Panic of 1837 and what percentage of banks went out of business
  • Why Biddle sought to control local banks and why people distrusted the Bank of the United States

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Andrew Jackson's presidency and his conflicts with his opponents
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the Bank of the United States and the Panic of 1837
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the key events of Jacksonian America

Additional Learning

To learn more about the Bank of the United States and the ensuing conflict over it, review the corresponding lesson on the key events in Jacksonian America. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Discusses the growing power of the Bank of the United States
  • Identifies Jackson's conflict with Biddle and the Bank, and how his resolve was tested
  • Describes the mass foreclosure of banks and the effect this had during the Panic of 1837
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