President Fillmore and the Compromise of 1850


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Which was NOT a part of the Compromise of 1850?

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1. Why was Stephen Douglas relevant to the legacy of Henry Clay in the 1850 Compromise?

2. Why was California statehood controversial?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

To pass this interactive quiz, you'll need general knowledge of the slavery debate in the mid-1800s, and you'll need a good understanding of what the Compromise of 1850 was. Your quiz will be automatically scored once you finish.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Test your knowledge of the following:

  • Parts of the Compromise of 1850
  • Stephen Douglas' role in the Compromise debate
  • Controversy surrounding California's bid for statehood
  • Opposing sides in the slavery debate
  • The Fugitive Slave Act

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on President Fillmore and the Compromise of 1850
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding aspects of the Compromise
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the extreme ends of the slavery debate

Additional Learning

Be sure to review the lesson that accompanies these assessment tools, which is called President Fillmore and the Compromise of 1850. You'll work towards the following objectives:

  • Identify the problem faced by Millard Fillmore after taking office
  • Know Fillmore, Stephen Douglas, and Henry Clay's respective roles in passing the Compromise of 1850
  • Understand the controversy of the Fugitive Slave Act
  • Recognize the impact of the Compromise of 1850