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5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. American naval commander who opened Japan to the West in 1854
  2. New York senator who argued that the expansion of slavery was forbidden by a higher law
  3. Northern spokesman whose support for the Compromise of 1850 earned him the hatred of abolitionists
  4. Former president who became the candidate of the antislavery Free Soil party in the election of 1848
  5. New Yorker who supported and signed the Compromise of 1850 after he suddenly became president that same year

5 True/False Questions

  1. John C. CalhounAmerican minister of Mexico i the 1850's who acquired land for the United States that would enable the building of a southern transcontinental railroad


  2. Franklin PierceWeak Democratic president whose pro-southern cabinet pushed aggressive expansionist schemes


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


  4. Zachary TaylorWhig president who nearly destroyed the Compromise of 1850 before he died in office


  5. Harriet TubmanFamous conductor on the Underground railroad who rescued more than three hundred slaves from bondage


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