Mexican-war And Manifest Destiny

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  • 1. 

    The Manifest Destiny can be best described as.... 

    • A.

      A war between the Mexicans and Spanish to cross the path to freedom

    • B.

      The exchange between the Spanish and Native Americans of language,religion and food.

    • C.

      The belief that the US was destined to extend from the Atlantic to the Pacific.

    • D.

      An ancient scroll showing the destiny of the Mexicans.

    Correct Answer
    C. The belief that the US was destined to extend from the Atlantic to the Pacific.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is the belief that the US was destined to extend from the Atlantic to the Pacific. This concept, known as Manifest Destiny, was a widely held belief in the 19th century that it was the destiny and duty of the United States to expand its territory from coast to coast. This belief influenced American policy and led to westward expansion, including the acquisition of territories such as Texas, Oregon, and California.

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  • 2. 

    Why did Polk change his tactics and send Zachary Taylor to Rio Grande?

    • A.

      For Mexicans to gain back there land stolen from the U.S

    • B.

      For new Mexico to gain control of the Oregon trail which the U.S also wanted in order to get slaves from Africa

    • C.

      To allow Mexicans to import and export goods out of the country

    • D.

      Because the Mexican government needed money and all outraged Mexicans refused the offer given for money because they did not want to give more land to the US.

    Correct Answer
    D. Because the Mexican government needed money and all outraged Mexicans refused the offer given for money because they did not want to give more land to the US.
  • 3. 

    What ended the Mexican-American War?

    • A.

      The Native Americans made peace between the Mexican and American

    • B.

      The treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo

    • C.

      The second War

    • D.

      Since the Mexicans were mad at the Americans they stopped exporting an importing of anything through New Mexico preventing Americans to trade and import slaves to the U.S so the Americans surrendered and the Mexicans won.

    Correct Answer
    B. The treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo
    Explanation
    The correct answer is the treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo. This treaty, signed in 1848, ended the Mexican-American War. It established the Rio Grande as the border between Texas and Mexico, and Mexico ceded a significant amount of 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 granted protections and rights to Mexican citizens living in the ceded territories.

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  • 4. 

    Which correctly describes term Manifest Destiny?

    • A.

      Manifest Destiny is a term for the attitude prevalent during the 19th century period of American expansion that the United States not only could, but was not destined to, stretch from coast to coast. The phrase was first employed by John L. O’Sullivan in an article on the annexation of Texas published in the July-August 1845 edition of the United States Magazine and Democratic Review, which he edited.The term manifest destiny originated in the 1840s. It expressed the belief that it was Anglo-Saxon Americans’ providential mission to expand their civilization and institutions across the breadth of South America.

    • B.

      Manifest Destiny is a term for the attitude prevalent during the 19th century period of American expansion that the United States not only could, but was destined to, stretch from coast to coast. The phrase was first employed by John L. O’Sullivan in an article on the annexation of Texas published in the July-August 1845 edition of the United States Magazine and Democratic Review, which he edited.The term manifest destiny originated in the 1840s. It expressed the belief that it was Anglo-Saxon Americans’ providential mission to expand their civilization and institutions across the breadth of North America.

    • C.

      Manifest Destiny is a term for the attitude prevalent during the 19th century period of American expansion that the United States not only could, but was destined to, stretch from Pacific coast to American coast. The phrase was first employed by Zachary Taylor in an article on the annexation of Texas published in the July-August 1845 edition of the United States Magazine and Democratic Review, which he edited.The term manifest destiny originated in the 1840s. It expressed the belief that it was Anglo-Saxon Americans’ providential mission to expand their civilization and institutions across the breadth of North America.

    • D.

      Manifest Destiny is a term for the attitude prevalent during the 19th century period of American expansion that the United States not only could, but was destined to, stretch from coast to coast. The phrase was first employed by Diego Lopez in an article on the annexation of Texas published in the July-August 1845 edition of the United States Magazine and Democratic Review, which he edited.The term manifest destiny originated in the 1840s. It expressed the belief that it was the Native Americans providential mission to conceal their civilization and institutions across the breadth of North America.

    Correct Answer
    B. Manifest Destiny is a term for the attitude prevalent during the 19th century period of American expansion that the United States not only could, but was destined to, stretch from coast to coast. The phrase was first employed by John L. O’Sullivan in an article on the annexation of Texas published in the July-August 1845 edition of the United States Magazine and Democratic Review, which he edited.The term manifest destiny originated in the 1840s. It expressed the belief that it was Anglo-Saxon Americans’ providential mission to expand their civilization and institutions across the breadth of North America.
    Explanation
    Hint-Read carefully

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  • 5. 

    Which of the choices is the best reasons that present Polk wanted to start a war with 

    • A.

      He dislike their skin color.

    • B.

      He wanted to expand because of Manifest Destiny.

    • C.

      They took his daughter

    • D.

      They threatened his political postion

    Correct Answer
    B. He wanted to expand because of Manifest Destiny.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "He wanted to expand because of Manifest Destiny." Manifest Destiny was a belief held by many Americans in the 19th century that it was their destiny and right to expand their territory from coast to coast. This ideology fueled the desire for territorial expansion, and President Polk was a strong advocate of Manifest Destiny. He believed that it was necessary for the United States to acquire more land, which ultimately led to the Mexican-American War.

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  • 6. 

     The Mexican-American War began on April 26,1846 when Mexican cavalry attacked a group of U.S soldiers in the disputed zone under the command of who??

    • A.

      Winfelid Scott

    • B.

      Deigo Santagio

    • C.

      Zachary Taylor

    • D.

      Xavier Lopex

    Correct Answer
    C. Zachary Taylor
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Zachary Taylor. The Mexican-American War began when Mexican cavalry attacked a group of U.S soldiers in the disputed zone. Zachary Taylor was the commanding officer of the U.S soldiers during this attack.

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  • 7. 

    What did President Polk do to get the was started?

    • A.

      He sent a war bill to congress.

    • B.

      He killed a Mexican Citizen.

    • C.

      He protested in full armor.

    • D.

      Americans were captured in New York.

    Correct Answer
    A. He sent a war bill to congress.
    Explanation
    President Polk started the war by sending a war bill to congress. This action indicates that he initiated the process of getting the war started by proposing a bill that would authorize military action. The other options, such as killing a Mexican citizen, protesting in full armor, or Americans being captured in New York, do not directly explain how President Polk initiated the war.

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  • 8. 

    How long was the Mexican-american war?

    • A.

      50 years

    • B.

      7 years

    • C.

      20 years

    • D.

      2 years

    Correct Answer
    D. 2 years
    Explanation
    The Mexican-American War lasted for 2 years. This conflict took place between 1846 and 1848, and it was fought between the United States and Mexico. The war was primarily a result of territorial disputes, with the United States seeking to expand its territory to the Pacific Ocean. The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, signed in 1848, ended the war and resulted in Mexico ceding a significant portion of its territory to the United States, including California, Nevada, Utah, Arizona, New Mexico, and parts of Colorado, Wyoming, Kansas, and Oklahoma.

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  • 9. 

    Who lead the victorious American Army to capture Mexico city?

    • A.

      Zachary Taylor

    • B.

      Ramirez Kessler

    • C.

      Winifleld Scott

    • D.

      James K.Polk

    Correct Answer
    C. Winifleld Scott
    Explanation
    Winfield Scott is the correct answer because he led the victorious American Army to capture Mexico City during the Mexican-American War. Scott was a prominent general in the United States Army and was known for his strategic planning and leadership skills. He devised a successful campaign that involved amphibious landings and a series of battles, ultimately leading to the capture of Mexico City in 1847. This victory played a significant role in the outcome of the war and solidified American control over much of Mexico's territory.

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  • 10. 

    Who decides if a law gets passed?

    • A.

      Congress

    • B.

      President

    • C.

      Bill

    • D.

      The People

    Correct Answer
    A. Congress
    Explanation
    Congress decides if a law gets passed. Congress is the legislative branch of the United States government, consisting of the House of Representatives and the Senate. It is responsible for proposing, debating, and voting on bills that can become laws. The process involves multiple steps, including committee review, floor debate, and voting. Ultimately, if a majority of members in both the House and the Senate vote in favor of a bill, it can be passed and sent to the President for approval or veto. Therefore, Congress plays a crucial role in determining whether a law is enacted or not.

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