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

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Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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 in detail the arguments between Houston and Lamar. What were Houston's issues with the administration? What steps did Houston take to sabotage Lamar? Why was Houston so angry with Lamar? Why did Lamar continuously argue with Houston? How were the problems settled? Were the men ever able to come to an agreement on any issue? Explain.

Essay Topic 3

There were many occasions when Houston was asked to be president of Texas. Houston was also considered to be a possible candidate for the presidency of the United States. Discuss the opinions of Houston's supporters. Who were they? Who were Houston's detractors? Why did people want Houston to run? What was Houston's reaction? Which offices did Houston campaign for and when? What eventually happened to Houston's presidential bids?

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