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Mexican American War

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  • Q1
    The Mexican-American war was mostly fought over what territory?
    Texas
    Arizona
    Colorado
    New Mexico
    30s
  • Q2
    When was the Mexican American War fought?
    1857-1848
    1811-1812
    1846-1848
    1821-1824
    30s
  • Q3
    Who was the U.S. president during the Mexican- American War?
    Houston
    Polk
    Jefferson
    Washington
    30s
  • Q4
    Which famous general led the Mexican Army?
    Santa Anna
    Bowie
    Travis
    Crockett
    30s
  • Q5
    What was the name of the peace treaty ending the war?
    Goodyear
    Guadalupe- Hidalgo
    Valasco
    Hidalgo- Guadalupe
    30s
  • Q6
    What was the land gained by the United States in the Mexican-American War called?
    Gadsen Purchase
    Louisiana Purchase
    Mexican Cession
    Southwest Confederacy
    30s
  • Q7
    In which year did Mexico gain its independence?
    1823
    1821
    1848
    1819
    30s
  • Q8
    True or False? Santa Anna granted Texas its independence because Texans captured him and he wanted to get his freedom.
    False
    True
    30s
  • Q9
    What is NOT a reason behind the Mexican-American War?
    The annexation of Texas by the U.S.A.
    The disputed border between Texas and Mexico
    e westward expansion of the U.S.A
    Mexico's desire to reconquer Texas
    30s
  • Q10
    Why did the US Presidents before Polk not want to add Texas to the Union?
    They didn't want more land
    They didn't want to upset the balance of Free vs. Slave States
    They didn't want more Free States
    30s
  • Q11
    Why did Texas joining the Union make Mexico mad?
    They felt it should belong to Europe
    They felt it should belong to Spain
    They felt it was "stolen" from them
    They wanted to go to war
    30s
  • Q12
    Texas was annexed. What does annexation mean?
    bargaining
    taking away
    stealing
    adding
    30s
  • Q13
    What was a major cause of the Mexican-American War?
    Money
    territorial dispute
    Texas being taken away from the US
    30s
  • Q14
    Why did the Mexicans attack US troops?
    The US attacked the Mexicans first
    The Mexicans wanted to take on President Polk
    The Mexicans felt that the disputed territory was theirs and the US wouldn't leave
    30s
  • Q15
    Why did the United States Congress declare war on Mexico?
    Americans wanted to take back Texas
    Americans wanted to take back California
    Americans felt that the Mexicans attacked them on their lands
    30s

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