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. The provisional government was upset with Houston and believed he was being ____.

2. In what year was Houston elected to the House of Representatives?

3. Houston had a breakdown and left home. What is the word meaning to leave home and not return for a period of time?

4. What word is used to mean incompetence?

5. What was the first name of Houston's grandfather?

Short Essay Questions

1. What steps did the militia take next regarding the offense against Mexico? Who was left behind?

2. Where did Houston decide to settle upon his return to Arkansas? Also discuss his marriage to Tiana and why it was unusual.

3. Explain the confrontation between Austin and Mexican General Cos. What was the result of the conflict? What was Houston's opinion?

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

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

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

7. What was Sam Houston's background? Where were his people from and where did they settle?

8. Mexico found it necessary to take certain steps to keep Texas under Mexican authority. What was the plan to keep control of Texas? Who was involved in the scheme?

9. What position did Houston accept in 1819? Who was responsible for getting Houston the job?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The book discusses the Compromise of 1830. What was it? Why was it important? How did it change American history? What parties were involved in the Compromise? Discuss the pros and cons of the agreement. Which side fared the best? Explain? What steps were taken after the Compromise was put into place? How might things be different today if the Compromise of 1830 had not taken place?

Essay Topic 2

The presidential campaign between John Quincy Adams and Andrew Jackson was bitter and vicious. Discuss the campaign. Who was John Quincy Adams' main supporter? Who was Andrew Jackson's main supporter? Why did some people say the election was rigged and corrupt? Who won the election? Was it a first or second term for the new president? What kind of physical toll did the campaign take on Jackson's personal life? Explain.

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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