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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. What was Houston's drink of choice?
(a) Beer.
(b) Bourbon.
(c) Whiskey.
(d) Scotch.

2. In which year did Sam Houston resign from military service?
(a) 1818.
(b) 1815.
(c) 1824.
(d) 1831.

3. Houston's next move was to which Tennessee town/city?
(a) Bristol.
(b) Knoxville.
(c) Lebanon.
(d) Nashville.

4. There were many cultural differences between the Anglo Texans and the ______.
(a) Gringos.
(b) Mexicans.
(c) Americans.
(d) Tejanos.

5. Sam Houston joined which branch of the military?
(a) Coast Guard.
(b) Infantry.
(c) Navy.
(d) Militia.

Short Answer Questions

1. Texans were especially worried about the _____ in the Mexican government.

2. What was the name of the soldier Houston tried to recruit?

3. What was the name of the other party involved in the questionable legislation?

4. Sam Houston became friends with _____, a future president.

5. In what year was Sam Houston born?

Short Essay Questions

1. What events occurred around the time annexation was approved by Congress?

2. Discuss the political turmoil surrounding the election of John Quincy Adams. What was Houston's next step in the campaign arena?

3. Discuss at least two items mentioned in Houston's inaugural speech.

4. Describe the events of the Alamo massacre and the birth of the famous "Remember the Alamo!" slogan.

5. Where did Houston go after leaving Tennessee? Who was Houston's traveling companion?

6. Examine Houston's return to Tennessee and his new law career.

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

8. Explain the Matamoros expedition, Houston's position, and the outcome of the plan.

9. Examine Houston's relationship and agreement with James Prentiss.

10. Why was Houston against the Act in principle?

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