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5 Multiple choice questions

  1. South Carolina senator who fiercely defended southern rights and opposed compromise with the North i the debates of 1850
  2. Illinois politician who helped smooth over sectional conflict in 1850, but then reignited it in 1854
  3. Whig president who nearly destroyed the Compromise of 1850 before he died in office
  4. American minister of Mexico i the 1850's who acquired land for the United States that would enable the building of a southern transcontinental railroad
  5. American naval commander who opened Japan to the West in 1854

5 True/False questions

  1. Martin Van BurenFormer president who became the candidate of the antislavery Free Soil party in the election of 1848

          

  2. Harriet TubmanAmerican diplomat who negotiated theTreaty of Wanghia with China in 1844

          

  3. Franklin PierceAmerican naval commander who opened Japan to the West in 1854

          

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

          

  5. William SewardNew York senator who argued that the expansion of slavery was forbidden by a higher law

          

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