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Manifest Destiny

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  • Q1
    Which phrase completes the graphic organizer?
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    Spain gives up claims to California
    Spain gives up claims to Oregon
    Spain cedes Texas to Mexico
    Spain cedes the New Mexico Territory to the U.S.
    30s
  • Q2
    Which of the following words or phrases is directly related to the idea of Manifest Destiny?
    “Remember the Alamo!”
    “Fifty-Four Forty or Fight!”
    Deseret
    The Santa Fe Trail
    30s
  • Q3
    Mexican officials issued the Law of April 6, 1830 as tensions rose between American settlers in Texas and the Mexican government. Article 11 of the law, which appears in this excerpt, infuriated the Americans, who soon began to make plans to revolt. Which choice describes the provisions of Article 11?
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    It prohibited Mexicans from immigrating to Texas.
    It prohibited Americans from immigrating to Texas.
    It prohibited Americans from leaving Texas.
    It prohibited Mexicans from immigrating to the United States.
    30s
  • Q4
    Florida applied for statehood in 1839, but it was not admitted to the Union until 1845. Why was Florida’s admission to the Union delayed?
    Florida would enter the Union as a slave state, and this would upset the balance between free states and slave states.
    Florida had not yet written and approved a state constitution.
    Florida had to wait until the war with Mexico was over before Congress could take action.
    Florida’s population was not yet large enough to qualify for statehood.
    30s
  • Q5
    Why did the slavery issue become linked with Manifest Destiny and western expansion?
    Admitting new states could upset the balance in Congress between free states and slave states.
    Enslaved people who escaped often fled to the West, where they were protected by territorial laws.
    Southern leaders worried that most new states would be free states because the climate and terrain in the West was not suited for plantation agriculture.
    Most people in the western territories thought that slavery was morally wrong and refused to allow it.
    30s
  • Q6
    Which choice lists the events surrounding Texas annexation in the correct chronological order?
    Texans declare independence Texas becomes a republic Texans seek annexation to the United States Texas becomes a state
    Texans seek annexation to the United States Texas becomes a state Texans declare independence Texas becomes a republic
    Texas becomes a republic Texans seek annexation to the United States Texans declare independence Texas becomes a state
    Texans seek annexation to the United States Texans declare independence Texas becomes a republic Texas becomes a state
    30s
  • Q7
    This political cartoon portrays Lewis Cass, the Democratic candidate for president in the election of 1848. What can you infer from the cartoon about Cass’s views concerning Manifest Destiny?
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    Cass would use military might to continue western expansion.
    Cass opposed the Adams-Onís Treaty and would fight Mexico for more concessions.
    Cass opposed Manifest Destiny because it would lead to war.
    Cass would use military might to end slavery.
    30s
  • Q8
    Which of the following was a provision of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo?
    Mexico accepted the Nueces River as its border with Texas.
    Mexico conceded all rights to Florida and the Oregon Territory.
    Mexico gave the United States more than 500,000 square miles of territory.
    Mexico paid the United States $15 million and $3.25 million in debts owed.
    30s
  • Q9
    Which event is Polk referring to in this speech?
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    the Battle of the Alamo
    the Whitman massacre
    the skirmish in the disputed area of the Texas-Mexico border
    the attack in California during the Bear Flag Revolt
    30s
  • Q10
    Which statement correctly describes the California Gold Rush?
    Most forty-niners were Americans, but some were immigrants from Mexico, Europe, and China.
    Most boomtowns collapsed as quickly as they grew because boomtown merchants could not make a profit.
    Vigilante justice in most boomtowns was quickly replaced by territorial police forces.
    In the early years of the Gold Rush, most forty-niners struck gold and made huge fortunes.
    30s

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