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The Whigs: Definition & Explanation

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Members of which of the following capitulated political groups formed the Whig Party in 1834?

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1. The Whig Party was created to address which of the following?

2. Which of the following policies were supported by the Whigs?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The quiz and worksheet combination will display your knowledge of the Whigs. While taking the quiz, you will be tested on why the party was created and its downfall.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

During the assessments, you will be tested on:

  • Why the Whigs were created
  • Policies supported by the Whigs
  • Which members of the Whigs were President of the United States

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the Whigs
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the party's core identity
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the demise of the Whigs and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To learn more about the Whig Party, review the accompanying lesson The Whigs: Definition & Explanation. This lesson includes the following objectives:

  • Detail the groups that came together to form the Whigs
  • Explore the Compromise of 1850
  • Explain the Bank War
  • Cover Whig members who went on to become President of the United States
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