How Much Do You Know About Manifest Destiny? Trivia Facts Quiz !

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How much do you know about 'Manifest destiny'? This term is 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. Test your knowledge about Manifest Destiny in American history. Let's try out the quiz.


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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. 7.5 million for New Orleans
    Explanation
    The U.S originally wanted 7.5 million for New Orleans from France.

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  • 2. 

    What was the United State's next target after New Orleans?

    • A.

      Texas

    • B.

      Oregon

    • C.

      Florida

    • D.

      The rest of Louisiana

    Correct Answer
    C. Florida
    Explanation
    After the United States captured New Orleans during the War of 1812, their next target was Florida. At that time, Florida was under Spanish control and was seen as a threat to the security of the United States. The United States had concerns about Native American raids and the use of Florida as a base for British forces. Therefore, they launched military campaigns to seize Florida from Spain, eventually leading to the Adams-Onís Treaty of 1819, in which Spain ceded Florida to the United States.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. The hero of the battle of New Orelans
    Explanation
    Andrew Jackson was a soldier who became the hero of the Battle of New Orleans. He was not a random farmer, but a prominent figure in American history. His military skills and leadership during the battle earned him fame and eventually led to his presidency. Jackson's victory in the Battle of New Orleans against the British in 1815 solidified his reputation as a hero and helped shape his political career.

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  • 4. 

    How many troops did he invade Florida with?

    • A.

      1500

    • B.

      1600

    • C.

      1800

    • D.

      1700

    Correct Answer
    D. 1700
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 1700. This suggests that the person in question invaded Florida with a force of 1700 troops.

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  • 5. 

    How did the U.S get Florida from Spain?

    • 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

    Correct Answer
    D. Telling them to govern and back off because of the fear of war
    Explanation
    The U.S obtained Florida from Spain by telling them to govern and back off because of the fear of war. This suggests that the U.S used diplomatic negotiations and possibly the threat of military action to convince Spain to relinquish control of Florida.

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  • 6. 

    What did the U.S give up for Florida?

    • A.

      15 million dollars

    • B.

      Texas

    • C.

      The 13 original states

    • D.

      Absolutely nothing

    Correct Answer
    B. Texas
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Texas. This is because the question is asking what the U.S gave up in exchange for Florida. Texas was one of the territories that the U.S gave up to Spain in order to acquire Florida. The U.S acquired Florida from Spain through the Adams-Onís Treaty of 1819, in which Spain agreed to cede Florida to the U.S in exchange for the U.S giving up its claims to Texas.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. They got it in the Mexican revolution
    Explanation
    During the Mexican revolution, Texas came under Mexico's control. This implies that Mexico acquired Texas as a result of the revolution, suggesting that the Mexican government gained control over the region during this period of political and social upheaval.

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  • 8. 

    What was Texas named after it won its independence?

    • A.

      The lone star state

    • B.

      The lone star republic

    • C.

      The shining republic

    Correct Answer
    B. The lone star republic
    Explanation
    Texas was named after it won its independence as the lone star republic. This name was chosen because Texas had declared itself an independent republic and adopted a flag with a single star in the center. The lone star came to symbolize Texas' independence and its unique status among the states of the United States.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    D. Fear of war against Mexico
    Explanation
    Annexing Texas brought the problem of fear of war against Mexico. This is because Mexico did not recognize Texas as an independent nation and considered it a rebellious territory. Annexation of Texas by the United States could potentially lead to a conflict with Mexico, as they still claimed sovereignty over the region. This fear of war against Mexico was a significant concern and challenge that came with the annexation of Texas.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. Mexicans shot Americans
    Explanation
    The Mexican-American war started when Mexicans shot Americans. This act of aggression led to tensions between the two countries and ultimately resulted in a full-scale war.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. Rebels in California
    Explanation
    The event that made it easier for the Americans to take over the rest of Mexico was the rebellion in California. The rebellion weakened Mexican control over the region, allowing the Americans to gain an advantage and ultimately take over the rest of Mexico.

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  • 12. 

    How many troops invaded Mexico (what is now Mexico)?

    • A.

      20000

    • B.

      10000

    • C.

      1000

    • D.

      2 and a half

    Correct Answer
    A. 20000
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 20000 because it is the only option that matches the question. The question asks how many troops invaded Mexico, and the answer 20000 indicates that 20000 troops invaded Mexico.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. The siege on Mexico City
    Explanation
    The siege on Mexico City is the correct answer because it was a decisive battle that ultimately led to the end of the Mexican-American War. The American forces, led by General Winfield Scott, successfully captured Mexico City after a long and bloody siege. This victory weakened the Mexican government and forced them to negotiate a peace treaty, known as the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, which officially ended the war. Therefore, the siege on Mexico City can be seen as the final battle that brought about the conclusion of the conflict.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. The treaty of Guadalupe hidalgo
    Explanation
    The correct answer is the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo. This treaty was signed between the United States and Mexico in 1848, ending the Mexican-American War. It resulted in Mexico ceding a significant portion of its territory to the United States, including present-day California, Nevada, Utah, Arizona, New Mexico, and parts of Colorado, Wyoming, Kansas, and Oklahoma. The treaty also established the Rio Grande as the border between the two countries.

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