Presidential Election of 1840: Significance & Explanation

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Which president immediately preceded Martin Van Buren?

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1. Which political party arose in direct opposition to the presidency of Andrew Jackson?

2. Who was William Henry Harrison's running mate?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The presidential election of 1840 fundamentally changed the American political landscape. You'll be assessed on your knowledge of the election events as well as the candidates and the career of President William Harrison.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments focus on the following topics:

  • President Van Buren's predecessor
  • Party formed in opposition to Andrew Jackson
  • Harrison's running mate

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related history lesson
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately identify important figures, such as William Harrison and Martin Van Buren
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Harrison's rise to fame
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the presidential election of 1840

Additional Learning

For more on this subject, review the lesson Presidential Election of 1840: Significance & Explanation. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn about the events and politics of the election of 1840
  • Identify the Panic of 1837
  • Understand the historical context of the election
  • Know the lives and careers of the candidates
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