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United States presidential election, 1848: Quiz


Question 1: ________, Secretary of State from Pennsylvania
John C. CalhounMartin Van BurenJames BuchananGeorge M. Dallas

Question 2: Mexican-American War General Zachary Taylor of ________, spurred by his successes on the battlefield but who had never voted in an election himself, was openly courted by both the Democratic and Whig parties.
ArkansasMississippiLouisianaNorth Carolina

Question 3: In February 1848 Polk surprised everyone with the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo that ended the ________ and gave the U.S.
American Civil WarPhilippine‚ÄďAmerican WarSpanish‚ÄďAmerican WarMexican‚ÄďAmerican War

Question 4: Supreme Court Associate Justice from ________
MassachusettsConcord, New HampshireNew HampshireManchester, New Hampshire

Question 5: Former President ________ of New York
James BuchananJohn C. CalhounMartin Van BurenFranklin D. Roosevelt

Question 6: After Webster turned down the vice presidential candidacy, ________ received the party's nomination for Vice President.
John TylerMillard FillmoreMartin Van BurenGrover Cleveland

Question 7: A third party, the Free Soil Party, was organized for the 1848 election to oppose further expansion of ________ into the western territories.
AntisemitismSlaveryRacismUniversal suffrage

Question 8: Taylor ultimately declared himself a Whig, and easily took their nomination, receiving 171 delegate votes to defeat Henry Clay, Winfield Scott, ________ and others.
Daniel WebsterEdward EverettJohn Quincy AdamsJohn C. Calhoun

Question 9: President-elect
Jefferson DavisAbraham LincolnWinfield ScottZachary Taylor

Question 10: General Winfield Scott of ________
MassachusettsDelawarePennsylvaniaNew Jersey

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