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5 Multiple choice questions

  1. American diplomat who negotiated theTreaty of Wanghia with China in 1844
  2. Former president who became the candidate of the antislavery Free Soil party in the election of 1848
  3. New Yorker who supported and signed the Compromise of 1850 after he suddenly became president that same year
  4. Illinois politician who helped smooth over sectional conflict in 1850, but then reignited it in 1854
  5. Weak Democratic president whose pro-southern cabinet pushed aggressive expansionist schemes

5 True/False questions

  1. 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

          

  2. James GadsdenNorthern spokesman whose support for the Compromise of 1850 earned him the hatred of abolitionists

          

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

          

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