Question 1
“No one … had more influence on shaping the Democratic Party and its economic policy before Franklin Roosevelt than Andrew Jackson.” What motives inspired Jackson’s policies with respect to land and banking, and how did his acts directly alter the prosperity of the United States? What kind of legacy did Jackson’s efforts have on the reputation of the Democratic Party?

Question 2
What were some of the economic advantages Northern and Southern states had at the outset of the Civil War, and how did these advantages help predict the outcome of the conflict? What were some of the benefits of the Civil War to the American economy in the long term?