The earliest known use of the term Manifest Destiny was bya) John Tyler.b) James K. Polk.c) Ralph Waldo Emerson.d) John L. O'Sullivan.e) Mark Twain.
The Aroostook War was the result ofa) a short-lived insurrection in British Canada.b) the Caroline incident.c) the offer of asylum to the crew of the Creole.d) a dispute over the northern boundary of Maine.e) a fishing dispute between Britain and the United States
The British-American dispute over the border of Maine was solveda) by the Third War for American Independence.b) by a compromise that gave each side some territory.c) when America was given all of the territory in question.d) by the Caroline incident.e) by admitting Maine into the Union and New Brunswick into Canada
The only member of President Tyler's Whig cabinet who did not resign in protest over his policies wasa) Henry Clay.b) Zachary Taylor.c) Robert Walker.d) Daniel Webster.e) Millard Fillmore.
following in chronological order: (A) annexation of Texas, (B)
Webster-Ashburton Treaty, (C) settlement of the Oregon boundary, and (D)
a) A, B,
b) B, D,
c) D, B,
d) C, A,
e) A, D,
against annexing Texas to the United States was that the annexation
involve the country in a series of ruinous wars in America and Europe.
give more power to the supporters of slavery.
not supported by the people of Texas.
little political or economic value to America.
lead to tensions and possible war with the British.
Most Americans who
migrated to the Oregon Country were attracted by the
soil of the Willamette River Valley.
of fighting British troops.
profits in the fur trade.
of gold and silver in the Cascade Mountains.
of finding a better trade route to East Asia.
In the 1840s, the
view that God had ordained the growth of an American nation stretching across
North America was called
In the Oregon
treaty with Britain in 1846, the northern boundary of the United States was
established to the Pacific Ocean along the line of
In 1846, the United
States went to war with Mexico for all of the following reasons except
ideology of Manifest Destiny.
deaths of American soldiers at the hands of Mexicans.
desire to gain payment for damage claims against the Mexican government.
impulse to satisfy those asking for spot resolutions.
desire to acquire California
One goal of Mexico
in its 1846–1848 war with the United States was to
the strength of Latino culture.
control of Texas.
slaves and take them back to Mexico.
America to make good on unpaid claims of damages to Mexican citizens.
Those people most
opposed to President James K. Polk's expansionist program were the
of Nicholas P. Trist.
The Wilmot Proviso
the burning issue of slavery in the territories.
House and Senate approval in 1846.
once and for all, the issue of slavery in California.
slavery in the territory taken from Mexico in 1848.
open the issue of slavery in New Mexico and Utah.
After President Harrison’s death, Vice President John
Tyler carried on the strong Whig policies of party leaders like Clay and