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                               Texas, Mexico and the Slave Question
Part 1 Matching1 Points Each

Identifying Key Terms, People, and Places
Complete each sentence by writing the letter of the correct name in the blank provided.
You will not use all the names.

a. Jason Lee b. Sam Houston c. William Travis
d. William Clark e. Joseph Smith      f. Kamiakin
g. Stephen Austin h. Sacajawea          i. Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna
 j. Narcissa Prentiss Whitman k. Brigham Young

1.___________ In the 1840s, Mormon leader__________led followers westward to the Great Salt Lake
Basin.
2. ___________ Under the leadership of
____________, about 300 Americans founded a colony in the Mexican territory of Texas.
3.____________The dictatorship of General ___________encouraged many American settlers to fight for
an independent Texas.
4.______________In 1830_____________ founded the Mormon religion.
5.______________. ____________led Texan rebels at San Jacinto and became the first president of the
Republic of Texas.

Part 2   1 Points each
Match the descriptions with the names. Write the letter of the correct answer in the blank provided. You will
not use all the names.

a. Great Plains            b. the Alamo                 c. Santa Fe
d. Rio Grande              e. Continental Divide       f. Oregon Trail
g. Goliad                  h. Independence             i. Monterey
 j. Willamette Valley      k. Snake River               L. Nueces River

6.___ capital of the California territory
7 ___ path through the Rocky Mountains to settlements in the West
8.___ capital of New Mexico
9.___ vast grassland region that lies between the Mississippi River and Rocky Mountains
10. ___point at which pioneers traveling to California would turn southwest to follow the Humboldt River
across the Sierra Nevada
11.___fortress built on the ruins of a Spanish mission in San Antonio, Texas
12.___town in western Missouri that marked the beginning of the 2,000-mile trek to Oregon
13.___official American-Mexican border

Identifying Key Terms, People, and Places
Complete each sentence by writing the letter of the correct name in the blank. You will
not use all the names.

a. John C. Breckinridge             b. Robert E. Lee            c. John Brown
d. Jefferson Davis                  e. Stephen Douglas          f. George Fitzhugh
g. Abraham Lincoln                  h. Charles Sumner            i. Harriet Beecher Stowe
j. William Henry Seward             k. Roger Taney              L Daniel Webster

14.___Senator ____of Illinois introduced the Kansas-Nebraska Act in 1854.

15.___The book Uncle Tom's Cabin, by ____ , caused many white Americans to question
slavery.
16.___Abolitionist_____led the attack on the federal arsenal at Harpers Ferry.
17.___In the Dred Scott case, Chief Justice ____ upheld the right of slave owners to
take enslaved people anywhere in the United States.

18.___In 1858 Republican nominee_____ opposed slavery on moral grounds in debates
with Stephen Douglas.
19.___Senator ______of Massachusetts gave a powerful antislavery speech entitled
"The Crime Against Kansas."

20. _____. Senator ______of Mississippi was elected president of the Confederate States of America.

 Match the descriptions with the names. Write the letter of the correct answer in the blank provided. You will
not use all the names.

a. American party b. Fugitive Slave Act c. Kansas-Nebraska Act
d. Lecompton constitution e. Confederate States of America f. Republican party
g. the Slave Power h. the Union i. naturalization
 j. Border States     k. Constitutional Union party
     L. Compromise of 1850

21._________ proposal to admit California as a free state while allowing New Mexico and Utah to decide for
themselves whether to legalize slavery
22._________ law that ordered all citizens to assist in the return of runaway slaves

Part 3 1 Points Each
MULTIPLE CHOICE
Identifying Main Ideas. Write the letter of the correct ending in the blank provided.

23.___In the 1830s many Americans in Texas began to rebel against the Mexican
government because they wanted
a. to abolish slavery in Texas.
b. more trade with the United States.
c. more political freedom.
d. protection from Native Americans.

24.___During their fight for independence, many Texans were enraged and energized by
what happened at
a. the Battle of Buena Vista.
b. Vera Cruz.
c. Guadalupe Hidalgo.
d. the Alamo and Goliad.

25.___Those who made the greatest contribution to blazing the Oregon Trail were
a. land surveyors.
b. missionaries.
c. free blacks.
d. mountain men.

26.___In the 1840s, the phrase manifest destiny referred to the idea that the United
States would inevitably
a. abolish slavery.
b. become the most powerful nation in the world.
c. possess the North American continent.
d. spread liberty throughout the world.

27. ___ One important result of the Mexican War was that
a. the United States gained control of the entire Oregon Country.
b. the Rio Grande became the American-Mexican border.
c. Mexico and the United States became permanent allies.
d. the Republic of Texas became an independent nation.

28.___The Wilmot Proviso created controversy and conflict over whether
a. the United States should annex Texas.
b. slavery should be allowed in the western territories.
c. the Mormons should be granted citizenship rights.
d. Native Americans should be forced to live on reservations.

29.___What contribution did Stephen Austin make to Texas?
a. He blazed the Santa Fe Trail.
b. He led the first organized group of American settlers into Texas.
c. He led Texans in their fight for independence from Mexico.
d. He helped make slavery legal in Texas.

30.___What territory did the United States gain in the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo?
a. Texas
b. the Oregon Country
c. Florida
d. California and New Mexico

31.___What issue became a major problem for the United States government after the
Mexican War?
a. whether slavery should be allowed in the western territories
b. whether Mormons should be allowed to settle Utah
c. whether the United States should annex Texas
d. whether Americans should migrate into Mexico's northern territories

32.___Northerners objected to the Compromise of 1850 because it
a. forced them to assist in the return of runaway slaves.
b. made California a slave state.
c. gave the South much greater power in Congress.
d. allowed citizens in New Mexico and Utah to determine the legal status of slavery
in their territories.


33.___All of the following further divided proslavery and antislavery groups in Kansas in the 1850s except
a. the Lecompton constitution.
b. the Kansas-Nebraska Act.
c. raids led by abolitionists.
d. membership in the Whig party.

34.___In a popular speech in 1858, Abraham Lincoln insisted that
a. compromise was possible between the North and South.
b. the Union had to become all slave or all free.
c. the issue of slavery should be resolved independently by each state or territory.
d. African Americans were entitled to full citizenship rights.

35.___In the 1860s, Delaware, Maryland, Kentucky, and Missouri were called the
a. Border States.
b. Slave Power.
c. Lower South.
d. Upper South.

36.___In 1860 and 1861, seven southern states seceded from the Union in protest
against the
a. election of Republican Abraham Lincoln as President.
b. federal government's refusal to punish John Brown.
c. brutal caning of Charles Sumner in the Senate.
d. Dred Scott decision.

37.___How did the book Uncle Tom's Cabin affect American society in the 1850s?
a. It convinced many northerners that enslaved people were property.
b. It resulted in passage of laws protecting slaves from abusive owners.
c. It caused some slave holders to allow slaves to buy their freedom.
d. It turned many northern whites against slavery.

38.___What did Senator Stephen Douglas propose in the Kansas-Nebraska Act?
a. to make Kansas and Nebraska slave states
b. to uphold the Missouri Compromise
c. to rely on popular sovereignty to decide on the legal status of slavery in the territories
d. to allow slavery in Nebraska but not in Kansas

39.___What did Chief Justice Roger Taney decide in Dred Scott v. Sanford?
a. The slave trade should be abolished in Washington, D.C.
b. The federal government should protect the slave owner, not the slave.
c. Slavery was unconstitutional.
d. Slave owners could not take slaves to free states or territories.
40.___What was the greatest impact of John Brown's raid on Harpers Ferry?
a. Northerners and southerners reached a temporary "cease-fire."
b. The raid deepened the division between North and South.
c. The raid led to the breakdown of the Second American Party System.
d. The federal government decided to let state governments resolve all slavery issues.

41.___Why were southern states so upset with the election of Abraham Lincoln as
President in 1860?
a. He had not won any votes from the southern states.
b. He had not won a majority in the Electoral College.
c. He was committed to an aggressive policy of ending slavery.
d. He had not campaigned fairly.

  Part 4 T/F 1 pts. each. Place T(a if scantron) or F (b if scantron) in appropriate line
___42. The Donner Party was accused of Cannibalism
___43. Joseph Smith led Catholics west
___44. The Wilmot Proviso stated slavery should be excluded from all territory gained
from Mexico
___45. In 1849, The Chicago Bears were trying to discover gold
___46. The Bread Basket of the U.S. is in the Midwest
___47. A major geographic obstacle to California was Death Valley
___48. The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo gave the U.S. all of Texas
___49. Harriet Tubman led a raid on Harper's Ferry
___50. Harriet Beecher Stowe was the author of Uncle Tom's Cabin
___51. The Mexican Dictator Santa Anna is the reason for the Texas Revolution
___52 Manifest Destiny was the discovery of Gold in California
___53. Uncle Tom's Cabin created more division between North and South
___54.A leading abolitionist was John Brown
___55. Davy Crockett fought bravely at the Alamo
___56. The President of the Confederate States of America was Frederick Douglass
___57. The men who steal other people's gold are "claim busters"

Part 5 Matching 1 pts. each

___58. President of Southern Confederate States A John Tyler
___59. fought at the Alamo B John Slidell
___60. Judge in Dred Scott Decision C John Fremont
___61. President who actually admitted Texas to Union D Roger Tany
___62. Ambassador sent to buy California E Stephen Austin
___63. Fighter in California AB Davy Crockett
___64. Gold discovered on his land AC Stephen Douglas
___65. President who campaigned to admit Texas AD James K. Polk
to the Union AE Sutter
___66. leader of the Underground Railroad      BC Captain Donner
___67. Mexican Dictator BD Jefferson Davis
___68. brought Pilgrims to Texas      BE Harriet Tubman
___69. Popular Sovereignty              CD Abe Lincoln
___70.Against Mexican-American War       CE Santa Ana
___71. Discovered Route through Sierra Nevada Mountains

								
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