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5 Multiple choice questions

  1. Famous conductor on the Underground railroad who rescued more than three hundred slaves from bondage
  2. American proslavery filibusterer who seized control of Nicareagua and made himself president in the 1850's
  3. Northern spokesman whose support for the Compromise of 1850 earned him the hatred of abolitionists
  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. Weak Democratic president whose pro-southern cabinet pushed aggressive expansionist schemes

5 True/False questions

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

          

  2. 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

          

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

          

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

          

  5. Matthew PerryAmerican naval commander who opened Japan to the West in 1854

          

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