Presidential Election of 1836: History & Explanation


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President Andrew Jackson's hand-chosen successor as President of the United States was which of the following?

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1. Which of the following individuals was NOT a candidate for the Whig Party?

2. What was the ideology behind the Whig Party?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The presidential election of 1836 was far more civilized than the contentious contests of 1828 and 1832, and this quiz/worksheet combo will test your knowledge of the election and the candidates.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be asked about the following:

  • President Jackson's preferred successor
  • Whig Party candidates in the race
  • Ideology that drove the Whigs
  • Threat to the victor's presidency

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related history lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the Whig Party's strategy in the election of 1836
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify which candidate the sitting president favored

Additional Learning

To learn more, review the lesson titled Presidential Election of 1836: History & Explanation. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn about the events and politics of the election of 1836
  • Understand the historical context of the election
  • Know the lives and careers of the candidates