US 1 Chapter 9 & 10.1 Practice Test

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Masconomet American History I - Semester 2 Final Exam Review - Chapter 9 & 10. 1 Practice Test

  
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  • 1. 
    "American blood has been shed on American soil!" --- President James K. PolkIn this passage, Polk was referring to Mexico' s attack on General Taylor's soldiers in the War with Mexico. What did Polk mean by these words? Where did the attack occur?

  • 2. 
    Manifest Destiny was the idea that God had given the continent to
    • A. 

      White men, and expected them to bring Christianity to the Native Americans.

    • B. 

      Americans, and it was their destiny to become the greatest nation in the world.

    • C. 

      Americans, and wanted them to settle western land.

    • D. 

      Americans, and it was their duty to protect the enviornment.


  • 3. 
    Under the National Colonization Act, Mexico gave 26 empresarios large grants of Texas land in exchange for a promise to
    • A. 

      Farm the land

    • B. 

      Fill the land with a number of settlers.

    • C. 

      Remove the Native Americans.

    • D. 

      Pay a specified rent to Mexico.


  • 4. 
    After winning independence from Mexico, most Texans voted
    • A. 

      For annexation.

    • B. 

      Against annexation.

    • C. 

      To remain an independent republic.

    • D. 

      To seek international recognition.


  • 5. 
    Supporters of James K. Polk cried "Forty-four Forty of Fight," which meant
    • A. 

      They wanted all the 54,040 acres of Oregon that were in dispute.

    • B. 

      They wanted Mexico to sell the U.S. the 54,040 acres of California,

    • C. 

      They wanted all of Oregon to the 54º 40'north latitude line.

    • D. 

      They wanted all of California to the 54º 40 ' north latitude line.


  • 6. 

    Which of the following choices best completes the diagram?
    • A. 

      Claimed Mexico City

    • B. 

      Paid Mexico $15 million

    • C. 

      Paid debts to Mexican citizens

    • D. 

      Gave Oregon to Mexico


  • 7. 
    Seeking religious freedom, the Mormons traveled west, settling in what is now
    • A. 

      Oregon.

    • B. 

      California.

    • C. 

      Utah.

    • D. 

      Idaho.


  • 8. 
    In the peace treaty that ended war between Mexico and the United States, Mexico accepted ______ as the southern border of Texas.
    • A. 

      The Nueces River

    • B. 

      The Rio Grande

    • C. 

      The 54° 40' north latitude line

    • D. 

      The 54° 40' south latitude line


  • 9. 

    Review the diagram above. Of the four major battles of the war with Mexico, the battle of ____ was the final decisive battle in the struggle for Texas independence.
    • A. 

      Goliad

    • B. 

      Gonzales

    • C. 

      Alamo

    • D. 

      San Jacinto


  • 10. 

    According to the information in the diagram above, the battle fought in ____ dealt the most devasting blow against Texan forces.
    • A. 

      Gonzales

    • B. 

      Goliad

    • C. 

      Alamo

    • D. 

      San Jacinto


  • 11. 
    Which of the following was not a job of the empresarios in Texas?
    • A. 

      They recruited settlers to live on the land.

    • B. 

      They subdivided the land they were given and allocated it to families.

    • C. 

      They served as generals in the Texas army.

    • D. 

      They governed the colonies they established.


  • 12. 
    Conscience Whigs were Northern Whigs who
    • A. 

      Supported Zachary Taylor.

    • B. 

      Opposed slavery.

    • C. 

      Supported slavery.

    • D. 

      Were mainly cloth manufacturers.


  • 13. 
    In 1849 thousands of people came to California because
    • A. 

      It was a free state.

    • B. 

      It offered cheap land.

    • C. 

      Gold had been discovered there.

    • D. 

      It was a slave state.


  • 14. 
    The Wilmot Proviso, which never passed, would have
    • A. 

      Prohibited slavery in any territory gained from Mexico.

    • B. 

      Prevented Congress from banning slavery in any territory gained from Mexico.

    • C. 

      Created a compromise by dividing the territories into free and slave states.

    • D. 

      Made it easier for slaveholders to retrieve an enslaved person.


  • 15. 
    In the Compromise of 1850, Henry Clay grouped his resolutions in pairs so that
    • A. 

      Members of Congress could then vote on each pair seperately from the others.

    • B. 

      Each pair could comprise a bill.

    • C. 

      The pairings made the large proposal easier for all to understand.

    • D. 

      Each pair offered concessions to both sides


  • 16. 

    From the diagram above, one can infer that the Cotton Whigs'priority was
    • A. 

      Ending slavery.

    • B. 

      Protecting their livelihood.

    • C. 

      Helping Southern manufactures.

    • D. 

      Preventing the loss of jobs to free territories.


  • 17. 
    After winning independence from Mexico,Texans voted in favor of _________________,that is,of asking to become part of the United States.

  • 18. 
    War with Mexico started when American troops led by General _____________ crossed the Nueces River.

  • 19. 
    The Treaty of ______________ ended war between Mexico and the United States.

  • 20. 
    _____________________ was the idea that the citizens of each new territory should be allowed to decide for themselves if they wanted to permit slavery or not.

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