Moving West: A Growing Nation

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Moving West: A Growing Nation

Use pages 106-109 in the textbook to answer the questions below.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Where were Americans beginning to move to in the 1800s?
    • A. 

      The South

    • B. 

      Back to England

    • C. 

      Canada

    • D. 

      The West

    • E. 

      Mexico

  • 2. 
    In the 1800s, land in the west was ______________.
    • A. 

      Terrible

    • B. 

      Expensive

    • C. 

      Cheap

    • D. 

      Crowded

    • E. 

      Developed

  • 3. 
    Why would Americans feel that they would have better opportunities in the West?
  • 4. 
    • A. 

      Mountainous

    • B. 

      Wilderness

    • C. 

      Great Plains

    • D. 

      Desert

    • E. 

      Populated

  • 5. 
    • A. 

      The Territory Law

    • B. 

      The Northwest Ordinance

    • C. 

      The Declaration of Independence

    • D. 

      The right to bear arms

    • E. 

      The 5th amendment

  • 6. 
    True or False. Congress is the lawmaking part of the government. The Senate and the House of Representatives together are Congress.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    What did the Northwest Ordinance law say?
  • 8. 
    Currently, who are the Senators of New York State?Click on the link:http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm
  • 9. 
    By the 1820s, _____________ had settled west to the Mississippi River.
    • A. 

      Slaves

    • B. 

      Pioneers

    • C. 

      Lewis and Clark

    • D. 

      American Indians

    • E. 

      Thomas Jefferson

  • 10. 
    By the 1830s, pioneers had moved into midwestern lands such as __________ and __________.
    • A. 

      Georgia

    • B. 

      California

    • C. 

      Iowa

    • D. 

      Michigan

    • E. 

      Missouri

  • 11. 
    • A. 

      The first people who settle an area and get it ready for others who come later

    • B. 

      A supermarket

    • C. 

      A region in the middle of the United States, from the Missouri River to the Rocky Mountains

    • D. 

      Hunters

  • 12. 
  • 13. 
  • 14. 
    The Far West lay beyond the _____________.
    • A. 

      Mississippi River

    • B. 

      Pacific Ocean

    • C. 

      Oregon Trail

    • D. 

      Rocky Mountains

    • E. 

      Appalachian Mountains

  • 15. 
    • A. 

      The land was good for farming

    • B. 

      There were good schools

    • C. 

      There were big cities in the far west

    • D. 

      Warm weather and beaches

    • E. 

      There was a lot of oil