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. Who served as Houston's mentor in law?

2. What was the name of the Congressman?

3. What was the name of the plantation owned by the grandfather?

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

5. Houston settled near which river?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What did Jackson ask Houston to do in this new position? How did Houston handle the situation?

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

5. What did Houston learn after arriving at his new destination? How did Houston offer to help his hosts?

6. What caused Houston to leave the House of Representatives? What position did Houston achieve?

7. Discuss the confrontation between Houston and Congressman William Stanbery. What caused the confrontation? What was the outcome?

8. Who was consulted on the relationship between the Texans and the Mexican government? Who did this person contact in order to get a better feel for what was happening in the region? What was reported to the colonists?

9. Who did Houston become romantically involved with in 1829? What was the nature of the relationship? How did it end?

10. Explain the state of the governorship at this time.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Describe the revolution that took place in 1826. Who was involved in the revolution? Who started it? What was the purpose behind the battle? Where did it take place? What was the outcome? What changed after the revolution was over? Who benefitted the most?

Essay Topic 2

Sam Houston and Andrew Jackson became friends shortly after Houston was wounded post-war in 1814. Discuss the meeting of the men and how they became friends. Compare and contrast Sam Houston and Andrew Jackson's personalities, military careers and political aspirations.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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