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Mexican-American War

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  • Q1
    What ended the Mexican-American War?
    US giving up
    Bear Flag Revolt
    Gadsden Purchase
    Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo
    30s
  • Q2
    Who won the Alamo?
    Mexicans
    Americans
    There was a truce
    30s
  • Q3
    Why did the US Presidents before Polk not want to add Texas to the Union?
    They didn't want more Free States
    They didn't want to upset the balance of Free vs. Slave States
    They didn't want more land
    30s
  • Q4
    Why did Texas joining the Union make Mexico mad?
    They wanted to go to war
    They felt it should belong to Spain
    They felt it should belong to Europe
    They felt it was "stolen" from them
    30s
  • Q5
    Texas was annexed. What does annexation mean?
    stealing
    adding
    taking away
    bargaining
    30s
  • Q6
    What was a major cause of the Mexican-American War?
    Texas being taken away from the US
    Money
    territorial dispute
    30s
  • Q7
    Why did the Mexicans attack US troops?
    The US attacked the Mexicans first
    The Mexicans felt that the disputed territory was theirs and the US wouldn't leave
    The Mexicans wanted to take on President Polk
    30s
  • Q8
    Why did Congress declare war on Mexico?
    Americans wanted to take back California
    Americans wanted to take back Texas
    Americans felt that the Mexicans attacked them on their lands
    30s
  • Q9
    What US General helped Californians who had already declared their independence from Mexico?
    Stephen Kearney
    President Polk
    Winfield Scott
    George Washington
    30s
  • Q10
    What is the land called that the US received in the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo?
    No clue
    Gadsden Purchase
    Louisiana Purchase
    Mexican Cession
    30s
  • Q11
    What was the recognized border of the US and Mexico AFTER the war?
    The Nueces River
    Rio Grande
    There was no recognized border after the war
    30s
  • Q12
    What US General surprised Mexican troops and defeated them after the Alamo?
    Sam Houston
    Zachary Taylor
    President Polk
    Santa Anna
    30s
  • Q13
    How does Manifest Destiny play a role in the Mexican-American War?
    Europe wanted to take all of America's land
    The US wanted to take all the land for themselves
    Mexico felt that they deserved all of the US land
    30s
  • Q14
    Which one is obviously better? Canes or Chick-fil-A (According to Ms.Friedrich )
    Chick-fil-A
    Canes
    30s

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