Ostend Manifesto of 1854: Summary & Explanation


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What was the foremost goal in President Franklin Pierce's bid to acquire Cuba?

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1. What group supported Pierce's endeavor?

2. The Ostend Manifesto was named after Ostend, Belgium. Who crafted and campaigned for the manifesto?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet gauge your understanding of the Ostend Manifesto of 1852. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include the threat to Spain if it didn't cooperate and the person who crafted the manifesto.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • Franklin Pierce's bid to acquire Cuba
  • Group that supported Pierce's endeavor
  • Originator of the Ostend Manifesto

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on the Ostend Manifesto of 1852
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the end result of Pierce's maneuvers
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the leading supporter of the manifesto

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review the accompanying lesson, Ostend Manifesto of 1852: Summary & Explanation. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Discuss the significance of The Compromise of 1850
  • Understand the cause of the plan's demise
  • Recognize the impact of the Ostend Manifesto