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Territorial Expansion

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  • Q1
    Why did abolitionists oppose annexation of new western territory during the 1840s?
    feared the admission of new slave states
    wanted to limit the power of the national government
    supported an isolationist foreign policy
    were concerned with the legal rights of Native American Indians
  • Q2
    What would be the best title for this map?
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    Results of the American Revolution
    United States Territorial Expansion
    Eastward Migration
    Immigration before the Civil War
  • Q3
    The Missouri Compromise defined a boundary for slavery in which of the following Western Territories?
    voting rights
    Louisiana Purchase
    presidential election results
    Supreme Court decisions
  • Q4
    What war was fought using Manifest Destiny as a motivating factor?
    The Revolutionary War
    The Civil War
    The War of 1812
    The Mexican-American War
  • Q5
    In the mid-1800s, the growth of the populations of California and the western territories was mainly a result of which of the following?
    discovery of gold and silver
    secession of the Southern states
    migration of freedmen after the Civil War
    opening of the Panama Canal
  • Q6
    During the 1840s, supporters of Manifest Destiny favored
    ending the American System
    acquiring Texas and California
    closing the frontier to settlement
    ceding the Oregon territory to Russia

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