Doctrine of Nullification: Definition & Theory


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What is the nullification doctrine?

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1. What prompted the first use of nullification?

2. What were some other attempts at nullification throughout history?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Test your ability to define the doctrine of nullification and determine its purposes. You will be quizzed on topics such as the genesis and first use of nullification.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to check your understanding of:

  • Definition of the nullification doctrine
  • What prompted the first use of nullification
  • Examples of nullification throughout history
  • How nullification ended in the states
  • Where the nullification doctrine appears

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you can draw the most important information from the related political science lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained regarding the purposes of the nullification doctrine
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about nullification in a different light

Additional Learning

To learn more about nullification, review the corresponding lesson titled Doctrine of Nullification: Definition & Theory. This lesson will help you:

  • Define the nullification doctrine
  • Identify examples of nullification
  • Look over the Alien and Sedition Acts
  • Examine the legacy of nullification