5 Written Questions
5 Matching Questions
- George Washington
- James Polk
- John Bell
- Stephen Kearny
- a Name used by Robert Yates, An American layer and leader of the Antifederalists, when writing letter s to the Constitutional Convention in opposition of the Constitution.
- b American Politician, he was nominated for president in 1860 by the constitutional union party because of his moderate pro-slavery and pro-Union views.
- c First president of the U.S.; he served as a representative to the Continental Congresses and commanded the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War.
- d Eleventh president of the United States; he negotiated the establishment or the Oregon Territory for the U.S. and acquired much land as a result of the Mexican American War.
- e American General who fought in the Mexican-American War, leading forces that captured New Mexico and helping in the capture of California from Mexico.
5 Multiple Choice Questions
- American politician and pro slavery nominee for president; he debated Abraham Lincoln about slavery during the Illinois senatorial race. He proposed the unpopular Kansas-Nebraska Act, and he established the Freeport Doctrine, upholding the idea of popular sovereignty.
- American educator; he is considered the father of American public education
- American colonizer in Texas; after helping Texas win independence from Mexico he became secretary of State for the Texas Republic.
- American writer and transcendentalist philosopher; he studied nature and published a magazine article "Civil Disobedience," as well as his famous book, Walden Pond.
- English politician whose policy of taxing the American colonists contributed to the start of the American revolution.
5 True/False Questions
Charles G. Finney → British general and commander of the British army at the Battle of Yorktown. After the defeat of the British army he was forced to surrender to the American, ending the American Revolution.
Andrew Jackson → Puritan leader who angered other Puritans by claiming that people's relationship to God did not need guidance from ministers; she was tried and convicted of undermining church authorities and was banished from Massachusetts colony; she later establish the colony of Portsmouth in present-day Rhode Island.
James Madison → American banker who requested land in Texas from the Mexican government on which to build a colony; he died before he received the land and his son, Stephen Austin, late founded a colony there.
Askia Muhammad → Ruler of the West African kingdom of Songhai; he was known for encouraging a revival of Muslim learning during his rule.
John Fremont → American explorer, Army officer, and politician; he was chosen as the first Republican candidate for president. Against the spread of slavery, he was rejected by all but the free states as a "single issue" candidate in the election of 1856.