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5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. American naval commander who opened Japan to the West in 1854
  2. 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
  3. Former president who became the candidate of the antislavery Free Soil party in the election of 1848
  4. Democratic presidential candidate in 1848, original proponent of the idea of popular sovereignty
  5. Northern spokesman whose support for the Compromise of 1850 earned him the hatred of abolitionists

5 True/False Questions

  1. Winfield ScottMilitary hero of the Mexican War who became the whigs' last presidential candidate in 1852

          

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

          

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

          

  4. 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

          

  5. William WalkerAmerican proslavery filibusterer who seized control of Nicareagua and made himself president in the 1850's

          

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