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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. 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. Democratic presidential candidate in 1848, original proponent of the idea of popular sovereignty
  4. Northern spokesman whose support for the Compromise of 1850 earned him the hatred of abolitionists
  5. Famous conductor on the Underground railroad who rescued more than three hundred slaves from bondage

5 True/False questions

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


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


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


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


  5. Millard FillmoreWhig president who nearly destroyed the Compromise of 1850 before he died in office


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