President Andrew Jackson and the Age of the Common Man


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How did the election of 1828 differ to most elections that preeceded it?

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1. Why was it unusual for John C. Calhoun to serve as vice-president to both Jackson and Adams?

2. Identify which of the following is a profile of a person who could vote for the first time in 1828:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The following quiz and worksheet combo will show your knowledge of United States President Andrew Jackson and the Age of the Common Man.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

During the assessments, you will be tested on:

  • The number of political parties by the Election of 1828
  • Vice President under Presidents Adams and Jackson
  • Project that Jackson vetoed
  • Jackson's nickname

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Jackson
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the Election of 1828
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the political party system in a different light

Additional Learning

To learn more about President Jackson's political contributions, review the corresponding lesson titled President Jackson and the Age of the Common Man. The lesson includes the following objectives:

  • Details the Election of 1824
  • Explains the high number of qualified voters who participated in the Election of 1828
  • Covers the impact the common man had on Jackson's victory over John Quincy Adams
  • Explores the impact of the Election of 1828