Sam Houston and the American Southwest Test | Final 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. Houston became alarmed when he noticed that many people were leaning toward which of the following?

2. What is the word used when Houston called the public to vote on a major issue?

3. Houston continued to preach against which of the following?

4. Problems arose over Houston's policies considering that the ______ were anti-Indian.

5. Houston became increasingly concerned with the U.S. government's plans for _______.

Short Essay Questions

1. Why did Houston leave Texas at this time? What did he find when he returned?

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. Discuss at least two items mentioned in Houston's inaugural speech.

4. What events occurred around the time annexation was approved by Congress?

5. Discuss Houston's bid for the presidency. List some of Houston's actions when he was elected president.

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

7. Discuss Houston's final act in the political arena.

8. Discuss Santa Anna's invasion of San Antonio. What step did Congress take next?

9. An election was called. Who were the running mates? How was Houston involved? Who won the race?

10. What is the Kansas Nebraska Act? What was its impact on North versus South?

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

Discuss the war on Mexico. What prompted the war? When did it take place? What were its major battles? What were the concerns regarding Texas, Mexico, Great Britain and Spain? Which of the threats were most likely to come to fruition? What contingencies were planned for by Houston and others? How long did the war last? What was the outcome?

Essay Topic 3

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.

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