Unit 7 - Louisiana Purchase

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Louisiana Purchase Quizzes & Trivia

The Louisiana Purchase was a land deal made between France and the United States of America in 1803, which saw the U. S. Acquire approximately 827,000 square miles of land west of the Mississippi River for $15 million.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The slogan "Millions for defense, sir, but not one cent for tribute!" came about      because of the bribery attempt known as the  
    • A. 

      Whiskey Rebellion

    • B. 

      Pinckney’s Treaty

    • C. 

      XYZ Affair

    • D. 

      Jay’s treaty

  • 2. 
    What judicial power was established by in the Supreme            Court decision Marbury v. Madison?  
    • A. 

      The Supreme Court could declare a law unconstitutional using judicial review.

    • B. 

      Treaties signed under the Articles of Confederation were not binding.

    • C. 

      States could not restrict interstate commerce.

    • D. 

      Only the federal government could declare war.

  • 3. 
    Who served as president when the U.S. acquired the Louisiana Purchase?  
    • A. 

      James Madison

    • B. 

      Thomas Jefferson

    • C. 

      John Adams

    • D. 

      George Washington

  • 4. 
    What was the U.S. originally trying to buy when they were offered the Louisiana Territory?  
    • A. 

      New Orleans

    • B. 

      Texas

    • C. 

      Canada

    • D. 

      Haiti

  • 5. 
    Which nation sold the Louisiana Territory to the United States?  
    • A. 

      Spain

    • B. 

      Great Britain

    • C. 

      France

    • D. 

      Italy

  • 6. 
    Who was chosen to explore the Louisiana Territory?  
    • A. 

      Lewis and Clark

    • B. 

      Lewis and Jackson

    • C. 

      Lewis and Davis

    • D. 

      Lewis and Jefferson

  • 7. 
    Who served as a guide to the men who explored the Louisiana Territory?  
    • A. 

      Napoleon

    • B. 

      Pocahontas

    • C. 

      Sacagawea

    • D. 

      Jefferson