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Randolph B. Campbell
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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 was eager to right some of the wrongs created under _____.
(a) Lamar.
(b) Tyler.
(c) Van Buren.
(d) Jackson.

2. The Texas congress voted in a person to take over Houston's seat in which entity?
(a) Congress.
(b) Governor.
(c) Senate.
(d) Inspector General.

3. Houston continued to preach against which of the following?
(a) Slavery.
(b) Unionism.
(c) Indian relations.
(d) Secession.

4. How old was the young woman when she met Houston?
(a) 24.
(b) 20.
(c) 22.
(d) 27.

5. Houston became alarmed when he noticed that many people were leaning toward which of the following?
(a) Extremism.
(b) Apathy.
(c) Annexation.
(d) Surrender.

Short Answer Questions

1. What was the name of the land development with which Houston was involved?

2. What were issued to some of the more hot-headed soldiers in the army?

3. What was the cause of death?

4. Where were the treaties signed?

5. Houston promised the people that funds would be made available for schools and _____.

Short Essay Questions

1. Discuss the ongoing conflict between Houston and Calhoun. The men continued to be on the opposite sides of which issue?

2. What were some of the reasons Houston wanted to reestablish Houston as the capital city? What confrontation took place due to the decision?

3. Explain the position of the United States government regarding statehood for Texas.

4. Examine ongoing battle regarding secession and how it affected the presidential election of 1852.

5. Sensing that secession was inevitable, Houston took steps to prevent war. What were some of Houston's efforts?

6. How did Houston play both sides of the fence in his bid to get the U.S. to approve annexation?

7. Discuss at least one of the main issues faced by Houston after he was elected to the Senate.

8. There were two major actions taken by the Texas government at this time regarding property and fiscal debt. What were those actions?

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

10. Explain some of the issues Houston had with Lamar's behavior and government policies.

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