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Chapter-14-manifest Destiny

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Chapter-14-manifest Destiny

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  • 1. 
    John Tyler of Virginia was a Whig who
    • A. 

      Opposed a protective tariff, a national bank, and internal improvements

    • B. 

      Advocated Henry Clay's American system program

    • C. 

      Supported nationalism and objected to states' rights

    • D. 

      Pushed for the abolition of slavery

  • 2. 
    The idea of Manifest Destiny suggested that
    • A. 

      Indians had a special right to the territory west of the Mississippi River

    • B. 

      God supported the expansion of the United States to the Pacific

    • C. 

      Prisoners should not try to settle in the Great American Desert

    • D. 

      Texas should be independent

  • 3. 
    According to the Fort Laramie Treaty, Indians on the northern plains agreed to
    • A. 

      Stop harassing wagon trains

    • B. 

      Allow the army to build forts

    • C. 

      Limit their activities to certain areas

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 4. 
    In the 1820's and 1830's, trade in the Northwest emphasized
    • A. 

      Buffalo meat

    • B. 

      Gold

    • C. 

      Fur

    • D. 

      Indian slaves

  • 5. 
    In California, the Franciscans' labor force consisted of
    • A. 

      Black slaves

    • B. 

      Chinese servants

    • C. 

      Immigrants from France

    • D. 

      Indians

  • 6. 
    The migrations west affected the enviroment because
    • A. 

      Millions of cattle ate the prairie grass

    • B. 

      Wagon wheels damaged the land

    • C. 

      Pioneers depleted the buffalo

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 7. 
    The Overland Trail ran from
    • A. 

      St. Louis to Santa Fe

    • B. 

      Chicago to San Francisco

    • C. 

      Missouri to Oregon

    • D. 

      Texas to Santa Fe

  • 8. 
    In 1846-1847 the Donner party
    • A. 

      Amassed a fortune in California's "hide and tallow" trade

    • B. 

      Promoted, with Stephen F. Austin, the settlement of Texas

    • C. 

      Led the Methodist settlement of Oregon

    • D. 

      Experienced forty deaths in the snows of the Sierras

  • 9. 
    Annexation of Texas was made difficult by the
    • A. 

      Issue of slavery

    • B. 

      Dominance of Spanish in Texas

    • C. 

      Small population of the Lone Star Republic

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 10. 
    In the election of 1844, James K. Polk became the first "dark horse" candidate nominated for president because
    • A. 

      Henry Clay was too old and bowed out of the race

    • B. 

      John C. Calhoun and other southerners supported James Buchanan

    • C. 

      Van Buren opposed the annexation of Texas

    • D. 

      The endorsed Clay's American system

  • 11. 
    The main opposition to the war with Mexico came from
    • A. 

      People in the Mississippi Valley

    • B. 

      Southern advocates of slavery

    • C. 

      New England Whigs

    • D. 

      Americans living in Texas

  • 12. 
    In the war with Mexico, President Polk
    • A. 

      Had a clear military strategy to attack Mexico

    • B. 

      Depended on Winfield Scott for military leadership

    • C. 

      Wisely took Santa Anna's advice

    • D. 

      Tried to manage every aspect of the war

  • 13. 
    According to the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, the United States
    • A. 

      Forfeited all claims above the 54 40 line

    • B. 

      Received $15 million from Mexico

    • C. 

      Gained New Mexico

    • D. 

      Prohibited slavery in Texas

  • 14. 
    The last major battle in the Mexican War was won by General Winfield Scott's troops
    • A. 

      In an assult on Mexico City

    • B. 

      At Monterey, California

    • C. 

      In a revenge battle at the Alamo

    • D. 

      Against Santa Anna at Buena Vista

  • 15. 
    The Mexican War was the occasion for the United State's first
    • A. 

      Amphibious operation

    • B. 

      Occupation of a foreign capital

    • C. 

      Offensive war

    • D. 

      All of the above

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