How did America's wartime experience underline the need for another national bank?
How did Congress propose to promote manufacturing in the United States?
How was transportation improved during this period? What serious gaps remained in the nation's transportation system?
What were the arguments in favor of internal improvements financed by the government? What were the arguments against this idea?
What were the reasons for the so-called Great Migration?
What were the characteristics of life among white settlers in the Old Northwest?
How did life in the Old Southwest differ from that in other sections of the country?
Who were the "mountain men"? Why were they important in the settlement of the West?
Explain the perception that easterners had of the West.
Why were the leaders of New England disturbed at the nomination end election of James Monroe for president, and what did Monroe do to calm these fears?
Why was Florida such a problem for Americans in the South, and how did Andrew Jackson make the resolution of the problem an absolute necessity?
What were the critical points decided by the Adams-Onis negotiations?
What were the causes of the Panic of 1819?
What impact did the Panic of 1819 have on the American economy? What did the government do to try to ease the pain of this depression?
What were the major elements of disagreement in the debate over the admission of Missouri into the Union?
Which group opposed Missouri's entering the Union as a slave state? Why?
What was the Missouri Compromise? Why did nationalists regard it as a "happy resolution of a danger to the Union"? Why were others less optimistic?
What was the net effect of the opinions delivered by the Marshall Court? How did these opinions reflect John Marshall's philosophy of government?
Who led the opposition to the Marshall Court, and what was the position they took in denouncing it?
What was the long-range significance of the case of Gibbons v. Ogden? Of immediate importance, how did the case help to blunt criticism of the Court?
How was it that the United States' proclamation of neutrality in the wars between Spain and its colonies actually aided the colonies? Why did the United States do this?
Why was the caucus system viewed with such disdain before the election of 1824?
Who were the candidates in the election of 1824? What was the platform of each?
What was the outcome of the election of 1824? How was that result arrived at, and what part did Henry Clay play in it?
What was the "corrupt bargain," and why did it take place?
What did John Quincy Adams plan to accomplish during his presidency? What role was the federal government to play in these plans? Was he successful? Why or why not?
In the field of foreign affairs, what did Adams and Clay attempt to do? Were they successful? Why or why not?
What problems brought on the tariff debates of 1827 and 1828? In what way did the South respond to northeastern demands for a higher tariff, and on what did the forces opposed to the tariff base their stand?
What was the outcome of these tariff debates, and why was it that few were pleased with these results?
How had Andrew Jackson's supporters prepared for the election of 1828? What were the issues in the campaign, and what was the outcome?
Who were the National Republicans? Who were their leaders? What programs did they support, and from what areas did they draw their strength?