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  1. American proslavery filibusterer who seized control of Nicareagua and made himself president in the 1850's
  2. American naval commander who opened Japan to the West in 1854
  3. Weak Democratic president whose pro-southern cabinet pushed aggressive expansionist schemes
  4. South Carolina senator who fiercely defended southern rights and opposed compromise with the North i the debates of 1850
  5. Northern spokesman whose support for the Compromise of 1850 earned him the hatred of abolitionists

5 True/False questions

  1. Zachary TaylorNew Yorker who supported and signed the Compromise of 1850 after he suddenly became president that same year

          

  2. James GadsdenDemocratic presidential candidate in 1848, original proponent of the idea of popular sovereignty

          

  3. Caleb CushingAmerican diplomat who negotiated theTreaty of Wanghia with China in 1844

          

  4. Stephen A. DouglasIllinois politician who helped smooth over sectional conflict in 1850, but then reignited it in 1854

          

  5. Winfield ScottNorthern spokesman whose support for the Compromise of 1850 earned him the hatred of abolitionists

          

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