What was a key provision of the Compromise of 1850?      

  • Question 1      1.6 out of 1.6 points
  • What was a key provision of the Compromise of 1850?
  • Selected Answer:    ????c.      The New Mexico and Utah Territories would use popular sovereignty to decide about slavery.          Answers:
  • a.   California would enter the Union as a slave state.
  • b.   Slavery would be abolished in Washington, D.C.
  • ????c.   The New Mexico and Utah Territories would use popular sovereignty to decide about slavery.
  • d.   The Oregon Territory would be created.
  • e.   The Fugitive Slave Act gave runaway slaves more protection and guaranteed them a lawyer in court.
  • Question 2      1.6 out of 1.6 points
  • Unlike most previous presidents, James Polk was not a slaveholder.
  • Selected Answer:    ????               False
  • Answers:                   True        ????               False
  • Question 3      1.6 out of 1.6 points
  • Presidents Andrew Jackson and Martin Van Buren rejected adding Texas to the United States because:
  • Selected Answer:    ????a.      the presence of slaves there would reignite the issue of slavery, and they preferred to avoid it.          Answers:
  • ????a.   the presence of slaves there would reignite the issue of slavery, and they preferred to avoid it.
  • b.   the Texas Republic’s congress opposed joining the United States, preferring to stay independent.
  • c.   the Mexican army’s resounding victory at the Alamo made them fearful of antagonizing a powerful government.
  • d.   Henry Clay wanted to add it and, as the Whig leader, he was their sworn enemy.
  • e.   the population of Texas was too small to justify it.
  • Question 4      1.6 out of 1.6 points
  • In California after the Mexican-American War, landowners of Spanish  heritage had to adjust to a new identity as if they were immigrants.
  • Selected Answer:    ????               True
  • Answers:    ????               True                       False
  • Question 5      1.6 out of 1.6 points
  • American settlement in Texas in the 1820s and 1830s:
  • Selected Answer:    ????c.      led Stephen Austin to demand more autonomy from Mexican officials.
  • Answers:
  • a.   did not exceed the Mexican population there until the United States annexed Texas in 1845.
  • b.   included no slaves, because Mexico had banned slavery in its territory.
  • ????c.   led Stephen Austin to demand more autonomy from Mexican officials.
  • d.   was in communities whose American-born residents were called Tejanos by their Mexican neighbors.
  • e.   took place without approval from the Mexican government.
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