Manifest Destiny Quiz

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Manifest Destiny Quizzes & Trivia

'Manifest destiny' is a term which was coined in 1845 in the United States for the settlers who were destined to expand across North America. Many Democrats proposed their view but some renowned Americans such as Abraham Lincoln and Ulysses S. Grant rejected it. This term was used by Democrats to uphold the war with Mexico and to divide half of Oregon with the United Kingdom. This quiz has been created to test your knowledge about Manifest Destiny in American history. So, let's try out the quiz. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What did the U.S originally want from France?
    • A. 

      7.5 million for New Orleans

    • B. 

      15 million for New Orleans

    • C. 

      15 million for Louisiana

    • D. 

      Million for Louisiana

  • 2. 
    • A. 

      Texas

    • B. 

      Oregon

    • C. 

      Florida

    • D. 

      The rest of Louisiana

  • 3. 
    Who was Andrew Jackson?
    • A. 

      Some random farmer that became a president

    • B. 

      A solider known to be a great frontiersman

    • C. 

      The hero of the battle of New Orelans

    • D. 

      The hero of the battle of Florida

  • 4. 
    How many troops did he invade Florida with?
    • A. 

      1500

    • B. 

      1600

    • C. 

      1800

    • D. 

      1700

  • 5. 
    • A. 

      Brute force

    • B. 

      Buying it from Spain for 15 million dollars

    • C. 

      Threatening them

    • D. 

      Telling them to govern and back off because of the fear of war

  • 6. 
    What did the U.S give up for Florida?
    • A. 

      15 million dollars

    • B. 

      Texas

    • C. 

      The 13 original states

    • D. 

      Absolutely nothing

  • 7. 
    Which best describes the process of how Texas came under Mexico’s control?
    • A. 

      Mexico bought it from Spain

    • B. 

      They won it in a war

    • C. 

      They got it in the Mexican revolution

  • 8. 
    What was Texas named after it won its independence?
    • A. 

      The lone star state

    • B. 

      The lone star republic

    • C. 

      The shining republic

  • 9. 
    What problems came with annexing Texas?
    • A. 

      Too much land to govern

    • B. 

      Not enough people in Texas

    • C. 

      War with Spain

    • D. 

      Fear of war against Mexico

  • 10. 
    How did the Mexican-American war start?
    • A. 

      Mexicans shot Americans

    • B. 

      Americans shot Mexicans

    • C. 

      Mexico wanted its land back from Texas

    • D. 

      The Texans wanted revenge after the Alamo

  • 11. 
    Which event made it easier for the Americans to take over the rest of Mexico?
    • A. 

      Rebels in New Mexico

    • B. 

      Rebels in Arizona

    • C. 

      Rebels in California

    • D. 

      Lack of supplies

  • 12. 
    How many troops invaded Mexico (what is now Mexico)?
    • A. 

      20000

    • B. 

      10000

    • C. 

      1000

    • D. 

      2 and a half

  • 13. 
    What fight ended the war (Mexican-American war)?
    • A. 

      The siege on Mexico City

    • B. 

      The siege of Vera Cruz

    • C. 

      The treaty of mexico city

  • 14. 
    What was the treaty called that ended the war?
    • A. 

      The treaty of the U.S.A

    • B. 

      The treaty of Guadalupe hidalgo

    • C. 

      The declaration of peace

    • D. 

      The declaration of America