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Manifest Destiny and the Mexican-American War

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  • Q1
    Which idea or belief was associated with Manifest Destiny?
    The belief that the United States was destined to expand across the continent
    The belief that Spain should retain control of the Western territories
    The idea that Native Americans should be protected from colonization
    The belief that Mexico should control all of North America
    30s
  • Q2
    What was the primary cause of the Mexican-American War?
    The annexation of Texas by the United States
    The desire for Mexican territory
    The mistreatment of American citizens in Mexico
    Border disputes between the United States and Mexico
    30s
  • Q3
    Which treaty officially ended the Mexican-American War?
    Treaty of Potsdam
    Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo
    Treaty of Paris
    Treaty of Versailles
    30s
  • Q4
    Which country did the United States go to war with during the Mexican-American War?
    Spain
    Canada
    Mexico
    France
    30s
  • Q5
    Which treaty ended the Mexican-American War and established the Rio Grande as the southern border of Texas?
    Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo
    Treaty of Paris
    Treaty of Potsdam
    Treaty of Versailles
    30s
  • Q6
    Which president was in power during the Mexican-American War?
    James K. Polk
    George Washington
    Abraham Lincoln
    Thomas Jefferson
    30s
  • Q7
    Which event sparked the beginning of the Mexican-American War?
    The Gadsden Purchase
    The Battle of San Jacinto
    The Mexican Cession
    The Thornton Affair
    30s
  • Q8
    Which treaty ended the Mexican-American War and resulted in Mexico ceding over half of its territory to the United States?
    Treaty of Paris
    Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo
    Treaty of Potsdam
    Treaty of Versailles
    30s
  • Q9
    Which of the following territories was acquired by the United States as a result of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo?
    Oregon
    Minnesota
    Louisiana
    New Mexico
    30s
  • Q10
    Which war was a result of the concept of Manifest Destiny?
    World War II
    The Civil War
    The Revolutionary War
    The Mexican-American War
    30s
  • Q11
    Which Native American tribe was forcibly relocated to Indian Territory (present-day Oklahoma) during the Trail of Tears?
    Cherokee
    Navajo
    Apache
    Sioux
    30s
  • Q12
    Which US president was responsible for the forced removal of Native American tribes on the Trail of Tears?
    Abraham Lincoln
    George Washington
    Thomas Jefferson
    Andrew Jackson
    30s
  • Q13
    Which region of the United States did the concept of Manifest Destiny primarily focus on?
    East
    North
    South
    West
    30s
  • Q14
    Which president was in office at the time of the Trail of Tears?
    Martin Van Buren
    William Henry Harrison
    John Quincy Adams
    James Monroe
    30s
  • Q15
    Which of the following were the main goals of Manifest Destiny?
    Gaining wealth through trade and conquest
    Expanding territory and spreading democratic ideals
    Maintaining isolation from foreign influences
    Promoting religious freedom
    30s

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