Andrew Jackson vs. the Whig Party: Rise of Executive Power


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Why was the inauguration of Jackson in 1829 different to that of Adams' four years prior?

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1. How did Jackson's approach to staffing the executive office differ to that of John Quincy Adams'?

2. Which of the following was NOT a cause of the forming of the Whigs?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

What led to the formation of the Whig Party, and what were some individuals or groups that joined in their opposition to Andrew Jackson? This quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you test your understanding of events in Jackson's tenure that led to the unification of those who opposed his bureaucracy.

Quiz and Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • What was a first for Jackson's inauguration
  • A term used to describe Jackson's appointment of political allies to positions of power
  • The name of the party that formed to oppose Jackson
  • Which country Jackson almost went to war with over its refusal to pay its debts
  • Which territory Americans began to move into while Jackson was in office

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will allow you to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information regarding Jackson's actions that led to opposition
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about Andrew Jackson in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Jackson's handling of international affairs
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about how Jackson strengthened his power during his presidency

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review the accompanying lesson called Andrew Jackson vs. the Whig Party: Rise of Executive Power. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Describe Jackson's inauguration
  • Discuss Jackson's appointments early in his term
  • Detail the formation of the Whig Party
  • Provide information pertaining to Jackson's dealings with France and Mexico
  • Show how Jackson used his power of veto and his handling of Indian tribes