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5 Multiple choice questions

  1. American proslavery filibusterer who seized control of Nicareagua and made himself president in the 1850's
  2. American naval commander who opened Japan to the West in 1854
  3. Whig president who nearly destroyed the Compromise of 1850 before he died in office
  4. South Carolina senator who fiercely defended southern rights and opposed compromise with the North i the debates of 1850
  5. 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 True/False questions

  1. Daniel WebsterNorthern spokesman whose support for the Compromise of 1850 earned him the hatred of abolitionists


  2. Martin Van BurenFormer president who became the candidate of the antislavery Free Soil party in the election of 1848


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


  4. Lewis CassDemocratic presidential candidate in 1848, original proponent of the idea of popular sovereignty


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