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  • 1. 

    Which term below is defined as “the belief that the U.S. was meant to expand its territory all the way to the Pacific Ocean?”

    • A.

      Impressment

    • B.

      Expansionism

    • C.

      Imperialism

    • D.

      Manifest Destiny

    Correct Answer
    D. Manifest Destiny
    Explanation
    Manifest Destiny is the correct answer because it refers to the belief that the United States was destined to expand its territory from coast to coast, specifically to the Pacific Ocean. This belief was prevalent in the 19th century and was used to justify westward expansion, including the acquisition of lands from Native American tribes and the annexation of Texas, Oregon, and California. Manifest Destiny was influenced by a combination of religious, political, and economic factors, and it had a significant impact on shaping American history and the development of the nation.

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  • 2. 

    Which of the following was a reason many people moved west?

    • A.

      For religion

    • B.

      For profit

    • C.

      For land

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    Many people moved west for various reasons. Some were seeking religious freedom, while others were motivated by the potential for profit and economic opportunities. Additionally, the availability of land in the western territories attracted settlers looking to establish homesteads and start anew. Therefore, all of the given options - religion, profit, and land - were reasons why many people moved west.

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  • 3. 

    Which of the following were trails used by emigrants moving west?

    • A.

      Texas Trail, Oregon Trail, Mormon Trail

    • B.

      Oregon Trail, Santa Fe Trail, Panama Trail

    • C.

      Santa Ana Trail, Oregon Trail, Mormon Trail

    • D.

      Oregon Trail, Mormon Trail, Santa Fe Trail

    Correct Answer
    D. Oregon Trail, Mormon Trail, Santa Fe Trail
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Oregon Trail, Mormon Trail, Santa Fe Trail. These were the trails used by emigrants moving west during the 19th century. The Oregon Trail was the most well-known route, stretching from Missouri to Oregon, and was used by pioneers seeking new opportunities in the Pacific Northwest. The Mormon Trail was used by members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons) as they migrated from Illinois to Utah. The Santa Fe Trail connected Missouri to Santa Fe, New Mexico, and was primarily used for trade with Mexico. These trails played a significant role in the westward expansion of the United States.

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  • 4. 

    Which of the following was NOT a danger faced by people on the Oregon Trail?

    • A.

      Yellow fever

    • B.

      Hail

    • C.

      Drowning in rivers

    • D.

      Cholera

    Correct Answer
    A. Yellow fever
    Explanation
    Yellow fever was not a danger faced by people on the Oregon Trail. Yellow fever is a viral disease transmitted by mosquitoes, and it is primarily found in tropical regions. The Oregon Trail, on the other hand, stretches across the western United States, which is not a region known for yellow fever outbreaks. Therefore, yellow fever was not a threat to the people traveling on the Oregon Trail.

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  • 5. 

    What do California and Texas have in common?

    • A.

      They both are west of the Rocky Mountains

    • B.

      They both border the Pacific Ocean

    • C.

      They both could be reached by the Oregon Trail

    • D.

      They were both once part of Mexico

    Correct Answer
    D. They were both once part of Mexico
    Explanation
    California and Texas were both once part of Mexico. This means that at one point in history, these two states were under Mexican rule before becoming part of the United States.

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  • 6. 

    Which of the following choices are related to the Texas Revolution?

    • A.

      Alamo, Santa Ana, Lone Star State

    • B.

      Saratoga, Santa Fe, Lone Star State

    • C.

      Little Bighorn, Santa Ana, Alamo

    • D.

      Oregon Trail, Gold Rush, Alamo

    Correct Answer
    A. Alamo, Santa Ana, Lone Star State
    Explanation
    The Texas Revolution was a conflict between the Mexican government and the settlers in Texas, which ultimately led to the independence of Texas. The Alamo was a key battle in the revolution, where a group of Texan rebels held off Mexican forces for 13 days before being defeated. Santa Ana was the Mexican general who led the forces against the Texans. The Lone Star State is a nickname for Texas, which symbolizes its status as an independent republic after the revolution.

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  • 7. 

    Why did northern states block the annexation of Texas?

    • A.

      Because they thought it was unfair to Mexico

    • B.

      Because they were afraid it might start a war

    • C.

      Because Texas allowed slavery

    • D.

      Because they believed it violated the Monroe Doctrine

    Correct Answer
    C. Because Texas allowed slavery
    Explanation
    The northern states blocked the annexation of Texas because Texas allowed slavery. The northern states were predominantly against slavery and saw its expansion as a threat to their own interests and values. They believed that allowing Texas to join the Union as a slave state would further strengthen the pro-slavery faction in the country and disrupt the balance of power between free and slave states. Therefore, they opposed the annexation of Texas on the grounds of its support for slavery.

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  • 8. 

    What was Jame's Polk's slogan about the Oregon Territory?

    • A.

      The buck stops here

    • B.

      Fifty four Forty or Fight

    • C.

      No taxation without representation

    • D.

      Millions for defense not one cent for tribute

    Correct Answer
    B. Fifty four Forty or Fight
  • 9. 

    What treaty resulted in the U.S. getting the Mexican Cession for $15 million?

    • A.

      Treaty of Paris

    • B.

      Treaty of Mexico

    • C.

      Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo

    • D.

      Pinckney's Treaty

    Correct Answer
    C. Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo
    Explanation
    The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo resulted in the U.S. acquiring the Mexican Cession for $15 million. This treaty was signed between the United States and Mexico in 1848, ending the Mexican-American War. As a result of the treaty, Mexico ceded a large portion of its territory, including present-day California, Nevada, Utah, Arizona, New Mexico, and parts of Colorado, Wyoming, Kansas, and Oklahoma, to the United States. The U.S. agreed to pay Mexico $15 million in compensation for the territory.

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  • 10. 

    What territory is shown in the picture?

    • A.

      Louisiana Territory

    • B.

      Mexican Cession

    • C.

      Oregon Territory

    • D.

      Texas

    Correct Answer
    B. Mexican Cession
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Mexican Cession because the territory shown in the picture is the land that Mexico ceded to the United States after the Mexican-American War in 1848. This territory included present-day California, Nevada, Utah, Arizona, New Mexico, and parts of Colorado and Wyoming.

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