Mexican American War

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  • 2. 
    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
  • 3. 
            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
  • 4. 
    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.
  • 5. 
    Arrange the following in chronological order: (A) annexation of Texas, (B) Webster-Ashburton Treaty, (C) settlement of the Oregon boundary, and (D) Aroostook War. a)        A, B, D, C b)        B, D, C, A c)        D, B, A, C d)        C, A, B, D e)        A, D, C, B
  • 6. 
    One argument against annexing Texas to the United States was that the annexation a)        could involve the country in a series of ruinous wars in America and Europe. b)        might give more power to the supporters of slavery. c)        was not supported by the people of Texas. d)        offered little political or economic value to America. e)        would lead to tensions and possible war with the British.
  • 7. 
    Most Americans who migrated to the Oregon Country were attracted by the a)        rich soil of the Willamette River Valley. b)        expectation of fighting British troops. c)        potential profits in the fur trade. d)        discovery of gold and silver in the Cascade Mountains. e)        hope of finding a better trade route to East Asia.
  • 8. 
    In the 1840s, the view that God had ordained the growth of an American nation stretching across North America was called a)        continentalism. b)        isolationism. c)        anglophobia. d)        Divine Mandate. e)            Manifest Destiny
  • 9. 
    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 a)        42º. b)        52º 40'. c)        54º 40'. d)        36º 30'. e)        49º.
  • 10. 
    In 1846, the United States went to war with Mexico for all of the following reasons except a)        the ideology of Manifest Destiny. b)        the deaths of American soldiers at the hands of Mexicans. c)        the desire to gain payment for damage claims against the Mexican government. d)        the impulse to satisfy those asking for spot resolutions. e)            Polk's desire to acquire California
  • 11. 
    One goal of Mexico in its 1846–1848 war with the United States was to a)        demonstrate the strength of Latino culture. b)        regain control of Texas. c)        capture slaves and take them back to Mexico. d)        force America to make good on unpaid claims of damages to Mexican citizens. e)        free black slaves.
  • 12. 
    Those people most opposed to President James K. Polk's expansionist program were the a)        western Democrats. b)        antislavery forces. c)        Senate Democrats. d)        supporters of Nicholas P. Trist. e)        proslavery Whigs.
  • 13. 
    The Wilmot Proviso a)        symbolized the burning issue of slavery in the territories. b)        gained House and Senate approval in 1846. c)        settled, once and for all, the issue of slavery in California. d)        allowed slavery in the territory taken from Mexico in 1848. e)        left open the issue of slavery in New Mexico and Utah.
  • 14. 
    After President Harrison’s death, Vice President John Tyler carried on the strong Whig policies of party leaders like Clay and Webster.
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    • B.