Ch 14 quiz

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Created Jul 14, 2008
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1
The Texas uprising against Mexico was characterized by
 
an alliance between Americans and Tejanos.
2
By 1848, the United States had gained all of the following territories EXCEPT
 
alaska
3
One of the most important factors in the exploration of the West was the
 
fur trade
4
The Lewis and Clark expedition was financed by
 
the federal government
5
American fur traders joined in a yearly trade fair in the Rockies characterized by the polyglot...
 
rendezvou
6
The justification for the western removal of the Indians was
 
Indians needed a space where they could live undisturbed by whites.
7
Which one of the following has the LEAST in common with the other three?
 
Karl bodmer
8
The outcome of Indian removal in the southern part of Indian Territory in the 1830s-1850s was
 
successful creation of new communities and self-government.
9
Americans justified their restless expansion in all of the following ways EXCEPT this:
 
Canada and Mexico should belong to the United States.
10
While challenged by other historians, popular opinion supports the view of frontier historian,...
 
shaped Americans into a uniquely optimistic democratic people.
11
Pioneers were motivated to move west for all of the following reasons EXCEPT
 
a desire for rural life to counterbalance industrialization.
12
Which one of the following was NOT a major cause of death on the Overland Trails
 
indians
13
Generally, pioneers traveling the Overland Trails in the 1840s and 1850s were
 
traveling in larger groups for safety and for help fording rivers and crossing mountains.
14
From the 1780s to about 1810, the dominant industry in the Oregon Territory was
 
fur trade
15
The United States gained the Oregon Territory south of the 49th parallel
 
through a treaty with Great Britain.
16
Spain's exclusionary policy toward Santa Fe changed when
 
Mexico gained its independence from spain
17
American settlers in this community practiced a frontier of exclusion from the beginnings of...
 
Austin
18
In Mexico, people of mixed blood (Indian and Spanish) were called
 
meztisos
19
The Mexican government invited settlement into Texas because it
 
wanted to create a buffer zone between it and the Comanches.
20
Stephen F. Austin and his hand-picked fellow colonists in Texas agreed to Mexican terms that...
 
accept the Catholic faith.
21
Austin's Texas colonists most represented what region of the United States?
 
the south
22
The early Texas settlers were concentrated in the
 
river bottoms of east texas
23
All of the following were reasons why Texans rebelled against the Mexican government EXCEPT
 
Mexicans began raising the price of land.
24
The Texas army defeated the Mexican army under the leadership of
 
Sam Houston
25
The Republic of Texas was not immediately annexed by the United States largely because of the
 
fact that Texas would have to be admitted as a slave state.
26
The Liberty Party's showing in the 1844 election was the first political sign of the growing...
 
antislavery opinion.
27
During the Mexican War, northern Whigs began to characterize the war as a/an
 
d. example of the president's abuse of power
28
As commander-in-chief during the war, James K. Polk defined the role of president by
 
coordinating both civilian and military goals and needs.
29
The Mexican-American War began over
 
a border dispute
30
The Americans went to war with Mexico because the
 
United States wanted Mexican territory.
31
Most 1840s American immigrants to California made
 
no effort to conform to Spanish ways or intermarry with Californios.
32
Levi Strauss' economic success illustrated that
 
the real money was in services to the forty-niners.
33
The first outsiders to penetrate the isolation of Spanish California were the
 
russians
34
After 1849, California attracted thousands of settlers because of
 
the discovery of gold.
35
In general, free-soilers were
 
anti black
36
The doctrine of popular sovereignty meant that
 
the nation had still not resolved sectional differences
37
Louisiana slaveholder General Zachary Taylor, who ran for the Whig Party and won,
 
c. privately opposed the expansion of slavery.

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