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War of 1812 & Expansion

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  • Q1
    What was the major cause of the War of 1812?
    Andrew Jackson's victory at New Orleans
    British were terrorizing U.S. trade routes
    Federalists in the northeast wanted war
    Francis Scott Key attacked U.S. ships
  • Q2
    Who was opposed to war with Britain?
    James Madison
    War hawks
    British impressers
    Federalist in the Northeast
  • Q3
    Which of the following is not a major event of the War of 1812?
    Battle of New Orleans
    British attack Fort McHenry in Baltimore
    British attack on capture Washington D.C.
    U.S. purchases Louisiana
  • Q4
    When the British set the White House on fire who would not leave until they rescued important documents and George Washington's portrait?
    Dolly Madison
    James Medison
    Andrew Jackson
    Francis Scott Key
  • Q5
    Who wrote The Star-Spangled Banner" while watching the British attack Fort McHenry?
    Dolly Madison
    Francis Scott Key
    George Washington
    James Madison
  • Q6
    What was considered the final battle of the War of 1812 even though the war was over?
    The Treaty of Ghent
    British burn the White House
    Attack on Fort McHenry
    Battle of New Orleans
  • Q7
    How did Andrew Jackson become famous?
    By rescuing George Washington's portrait from the White House
    By defeating the British at the Battle of New Orleans
    By writing the Star-Spangled Banner
    By beating up a would be assassin with his cane
  • Q8
    After the war of 1812, who was pushed further westward and would see their way of life decline?
    Native American
  • Q9
    Which of the following was a result of the Embargo Act?
    It led to Jefferson’s assassination
    It increased trade with European nations
    It cut off trade with all nations and badly hurt America’s economy
    It increased Jefferson’s popularity among merchants
  • Q10
    How did Britain violate the neutrality of American ships?
    Britain seized American ships (Impressments)
    Britain’s navy destroyed American ships
    Britain forced the American ships to trade with France
    Britain refused to trade with American ships
  • Q11
    Which of the following actions brought about the beginning of Westward Expansion?
    California Gold Rush
    Louisiana Purchase
    Oregon Trail
    Mexican Cession
  • Q12
    Which of the following was NOT one of the goals Jefferson had for Lewis and Clark on their expedition?
    Convert the Native Americans to Christianity
    Map a route to the Pacific Ocean
    Take notes about plants, animals, and weather
    Become friends with Native Americans
  • Q13
    Why was America unprepared to fight the War of 1812?
    Washington wanted to remain neutral
    Our country had never beaten the British before
    Adams created a Navy
    Jefferson reduced the size of the army and navy
  • Q14
    Which President was responsible for purchasing Louisians?
    Thomas Jefferston
    James Madison
    George Washington
    Dolly Madison
  • Q15
    Who accompanied Lewis and Clark on their expedition to serve as a guide and interpreter?
    Dolly Madison
    Zebulon Pike
    Francis Scott Key

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