Regional Conflict in America: Debate Over States' Rights


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During Andrew Jackson's administration, there were regional economic conflicts between the North, South and Western United States. The Northern states relied upon _____. The Southern states felt that their survival depended upon _____. The Western states depended upon _____ for their growth.

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1. Two issues on which there was disagreement between the North and the South were _____ and _____.

2. During the Nullification Crisis, South Carolina wanted to _____ .

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combination will check your understanding of events leading to the Nullification Crisis, and increasing tensions not only between states but between the states and their president, as well.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will test students on the following:

  • Economy of the American South
  • Disagreements between the North and South
  • Nullification Crisis
  • Key political figures during Andrew Jackson's term

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on states' rights in America
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as ''Nullification''
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about tension between the states and the Nullification Crisis

Additional Learning

Read the lesson Regional Conflict in America: Debate Over States' Rights to learn more. The lesson contains the following objectives:

  • Describe how Nullification was a contributing factor to the Civil War
  • Present the issue of Nullification, which allowed individual states to void federal mandates
  • Explain how John C. Calhoun helped calm the Nullification Crisis