Sam Houston and the American Southwest Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Randolph B. Campbell
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What was Houston's drink of choice?

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

3. Houston's next move was to which Tennessee town/city?

4. There were many cultural differences between the Anglo Texans and the ______.

5. Sam Houston joined which branch of the military?

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?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Indian relations became a very large part of Houston's political career. Discuss the issues faced by the Cherokee. Why was Houston so enraged by these issues? Was Houston being true to his beliefs or simply being faithful to Chief Oo-loo-te-ka and his tribe? How did Houston's relationship with the Cherokee affect how he communicated with other tribes? Which promises did the US government break? What were the main problems faces by other tribes including the Comanche? How did Houston help the tribes? Explain.

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the secession of Texas. Compare and contrast the efforts to secede in the early 1800s compared to efforts that took place at different times in American history. Did Texas ever secede? What was the purpose of the secession? How would it benefit Texas to secede? Who was in support of the movement? Who was against it? Who made the final decision? When was the decision made? What was the winning argument?

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the first meeting between Sam Houston and Santa Anna. When and where did it take place? Why did Houston believe cooperation with Santa Anna was the only way Texas might be saved? What was supposed to happen upon their meeting? What happened? Did the meeting turn out as Houston had planned? What happened next? Also discuss future meetings between the two men.

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