Mexican-war And Manifest Destiny

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Manifest Destiny Quizzes & Trivia

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Questions and Answers
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 8. 
    How long was the Mexican-american war?
    • A. 

      50 years

    • B. 

      7 years

    • C. 

      20 years

    • D. 

      2 years

  • 9. 
    Who lead the victorious American Army to capture Mexico city?
    • A. 

      Zachary Taylor

    • B. 

      Ramirez Kessler

    • C. 

      Winifleld Scott

    • D. 

      James K.Polk

  • 10. 
    Who decides if a law gets passed?
    • A. 

      Congress

    • B. 

      President

    • C. 

      Bill

    • D. 

      The People