The Webster-Hayne Debate of 1830: Summary & Issues


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What was the Webster-Hayne debate?

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1. Which of these statements about the United States in the 1820s and 1830s is UNTRUE?

2. What direct issues started the debate between Hayne and Webster?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The Webster-Hayne debate played a role in shaping American attitudes about the federal government. Use this quiz and worksheet to test your knowledge of this debate.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Knowledge of the following will be tested:

  • The United States in the 1820s and 1830s
  • Southern states' perspective of the Constitution
  • Causes of the debate between Hayne and Webster

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the Webster-Hayne debate
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related US history lesson
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify the winner of the Webster-Hayne debate

Additional Learning

Learn more by completing the lesson titled The Webster-Hayne Debate of 1830: Summary & Issues. Objectives covered include:

  • Define protective tariffs
  • Review Webster's definition of the Constitution
  • Understand the phrase 'sovereign states'