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5 Multiple choice questions

  1. New Yorker who supported and signed the Compromise of 1850 after he suddenly became president that same year
  2. Former president who became the candidate of the antislavery Free Soil party in the election of 1848
  3. Famous conductor on the Underground railroad who rescued more than three hundred slaves from bondage
  4. American naval commander who opened Japan to the West in 1854
  5. Military hero of the Mexican War who became the whigs' last presidential candidate in 1852

5 True/False questions

  1. Caleb CushingAmerican diplomat who negotiated theTreaty of Wanghia with China in 1844


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


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


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


  5. Stephen A. DouglasSouth Carolina senator who fiercely defended southern rights and opposed compromise with the North i the debates of 1850