Westward Expansion

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  • 1. 
    What Was The Westward Expansion?
    • A. 

      Everyone in the United States moved to western states

    • B. 

      The United States decided to expand to the west and have more land

    • C. 

      The United States expanded from the west to the east

    • D. 

      All Americans realized the west was cooler than the east


  • 2. 
    Which States Became Part Of The United States During This Time Period?
    • A. 

      Louisiana, Oregon, California, New York, and Arizona

    • B. 

      Oregon, New Mexico, Arizona, Texas and Florida

    • C. 

      All 50 states

    • D. 

      Oregon, Texas, Florida, Louisiana, California, and New Mexico


  • 3. 
    Who Was President During The Mexican War?
    • A. 

      Andrew Jackson

    • B. 

      George Washington

    • C. 

      James K. Polk

    • D. 

      Abraham Lincoln


  • 4. 
    Why Did Northern States Appose To Annexing Texas?
    • A. 

      Because it was a slave state and the northern states had banned slavery

    • B. 

      Because it could possibly spark a war with Mexico

    • C. 

      Because it would give the southern states more power and there would be less balance between the states

    • D. 

      All of the above


  • 5. 
    What Year Was The Guadalupe Hidalgo Treaty Signed?
    • A. 

      1803

    • B. 

      1846

    • C. 

      1848

    • D. 

      1847


  • 6. 
    Who First Wrote About The Idea "Manifest Destiny"?
    • A. 

      Andrew Jackson

    • B. 

      John O'Sullivan

    • C. 

      James K. Polk

    • D. 

      General Antonio Lopez De Santa Anna


  • 7. 
    Before Louisiana Became Part Of The United States, Who Was It Owned By?
    • A. 

      France

    • B. 

      Spain

    • C. 

      Mexico

    • D. 

      Great Britain


  • 8. 
    What Was The United States "Manifest Destiny"?
    • A. 

      That America needed more slave states

    • B. 

      That America needed to expand to the west and gain more land

    • C. 

      That it was our obvious fate to have a war with Mexico

    • D. 

      That America needed less slavery


  • 9. 
    Which Different Countries was Oregon Owned By In 1819?
    • A. 

      The United States, Great Britain, Spain, and Russia

    • B. 

      Spain, Mexico, France, and Great Britain

    • C. 

      The United States, Great Britain, Spain, and Mexico

    • D. 

      Mexico and The United States


  • 10. 
    Which Territory Was Once Known As The Lone Star Republic For Ten Years?
    • A. 

      California

    • B. 

      New Mexico

    • C. 

      Texas

    • D. 

      Louisiana


  • 11. 
    What Caused The Mexican War?
    • A. 

      Mexico was angry about the United States annexing Texas

    • B. 

      Sixteen American troops where shot at by a Mexican army

    • C. 

      The United States and Mexico had different ideas of which river was the border between Mexico and Texas

    • D. 

      All of the above


  • 12. 
    What Did The Guadalupe Hidalgo Give To The United States?
    • A. 

      Texas and Louisiana

    • B. 

      Louisiana and The Mexican Cession

    • C. 

      California and The Mexican Cession

    • D. 

      The Mexican Cession and Texas


  • 13. 
    Who Went Into Florida With 1,700 Troops And Tortured Seminole Indians?
    • A. 

      James K. Polk

    • B. 

      General Santa Anna

    • C. 

      Andrew Jackson

    • D. 

      John O'Sullivan


  • 14. 
    When Was The Louisiana Purchase Ratified?
    • A. 

      1800

    • B. 

      1848

    • C. 

      1863

    • D. 

      1803


  • 15. 
    Why Did Some Americans Worry About Purchasing Louisiana?
    • A. 

      Because it was 15 million and it could be hard to govern such a large country

    • B. 

      Because it would turn into a slave state

    • C. 

      Because Mexico wanted it as their territory

    • D. 

      Because they were against the idea of Manifest Destiny


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