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5 Multiple choice questions

  1. American naval commander who opened Japan to the West in 1854
  2. Military hero of the Mexican War who became the whigs' last presidential candidate in 1852
  3. New Yorker who supported and signed the Compromise of 1850 after he suddenly became president that same year
  4. Famous conductor on the Underground railroad who rescued more than three hundred slaves from bondage
  5. Northern spokesman whose support for the Compromise of 1850 earned him the hatred of abolitionists

5 True/False questions

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

          

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

          

  3. William SewardNew York senator who argued that the expansion of slavery was forbidden by a higher law

          

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

          

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