The Emergence of Mass U.S. Politics in the 1800s


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Which of the following helped lead to universal white male suffrage?

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1. How was Andrew Jackson different from previous presidents?

2. Which of the following best describes mass politics?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet tackles the historical development of mass politics in the U.S. as well as the key figures and parties involved, testing your fundamental understanding of how U.S. politics transformed.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The questions in this quiz/worksheet deal with the following topics:

  • Universal white male suffrage
  • Andrew Jackson's differences from previous presidents and his political influence
  • How mass politics could be described
  • Which party protested the Kansas-Nebraska Act

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw important information from the lesson on the historical events involved with mass politics in the 19th century
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the role of Andrew Jackson in mass politics as well as universal white male suffrage
  • Defining key concepts - make sure that you can accurately describe mass politics

Additional Learning

To learn more about mass politics, take a look at the adjoining lesson: The Emergence of Mass U.S. Politics in the 1800's. This lesson goes over the following objectives:

  • Define direct election
  • Contrast Andrew Jackson from presidents like John Quincy Adams
  • Know the republican party's stance on slavery in the 19th century
  • Learn about how the people's party viewed slavery