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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Houston married a half-Cherokee named:
(a) Running Deer.
(b) Oona.
(c) Tiana.
(d) White Mountain.

2. The act caused a great spike in Texas' _____.
(a) Animosity.
(b) Cultural activities.
(c) Logging operations.
(d) Population.

3. Houston was forced to relocate to which area?
(a) Washington-on-the-Brazos.
(b) Rio Grande.
(c) Neosho.
(d) San Antonio.

4. The Law of April 6, 1830 also imposed duties on ________.
(a) Emigrants.
(b) Imports and exports.
(c) Land deeds.
(d) Produce.

5. What was the name of the soldier Houston tried to recruit?
(a) Davis.
(b) Fannin.
(c) Bowie.
(d) Austin.

Short Answer Questions

1. Sam Houston joined which branch of the military?

2. In what years did Mexico become a federal republic?

3. In which year did Sam Houston resign from military service?

4. What was the name of the Congressman?

5. In what year was Andrew Jackson elected President?

Short Essay Questions

1. What parties were involved in protecting the Alamo, discouraging the expedition, and defending the expedition?

2. What event gave the Texans power to go to the Mexican government with a list of demands? Who presented the demands to the government? Describe at least two items that were on the list and how the Mexican government responded to them.

3. Discuss Houston's final act in the political arena.

4. The death of Abel Upshur was a hard hit for Houston's annexation plan. Who was Upshur?

5. What were the big changes that took place in Texas in the early 1820s? What was the atmosphere at that time?

6. What position did Houston accept in 1819? Who was responsible for getting Houston the job?

7. Examine the Southern mentality regarding the election of a Republican president.

8. Which policies of Houston's would further alienate his constituents and make him unpopular in Texas?

9. Examine Houston's first encounter with the Cherokee. Who became Houston's mentor? What did Houston learn from the mentor?

10. Describe some of the issues being faced by the army at this time.

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