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Westward Expansion

Quiz by Rachel Murat

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  • Q1
    first area of expansion; Thomas Jefferson made the deal with France and Napoleon Bonaparte
    Louisiana Purchase
    30s
  • Q2
    doubled the size of the new country; gave us access to the Mississippi River, Port of New Orleans and the Gulf of Mexico
    Louisiana Territory
    30s
  • Q3
    Added to our country; they gained independence from Mexico and then wanted to become part of the US
    Texas Annexation
    30s
  • Q4
    land we bought from Mexico after the Mexican American War; includes states like California, Utah and Nevada among others
    Mexican Cession
    30s
  • Q5
    Thomas Jefferson's belief before the Louisiana Purchase
    Strict construction of the constitution
    30s
  • Q6
    Thomas Jefferson's changed his belief to this in order to buy the Louisiana territory
    Loose construction of the constitution
    30s
  • Q7
    ended the War of 1812
    Treaty of Ghent
    30s
  • Q8
    Second War for Independence; fought in the US and Canada
    War of 1812
    30s
  • Q9
    connected NYC through the Hudson River to the Great Lakes and the midwest
    Erie Canal
    30s
  • Q10
    1800's belief that Americans had the right to spread across the continent.
    Manifest Destiny
    30s
  • Q11
    Agreement that temporarily settled the issue of slavery by admitting Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state; only applied to the Louisiana Territory
    Missouri Compromise
    30s
  • Q12
    Compromise that brings California into the Union as a free state; Fugitive Slave Act; only applies to the Mexican Cession
    Compromise of 1850
    30s
  • Q13
    the trek of Native Americans, particularly the Cherokee, to Indian Territory
    Trail of Tears
    30s
  • Q14
    A law passed by congress in 1830 that forced Indians to move.
    Indian Removal Act
    30s
  • Q15
    Railroad connecting the west and east coasts of the continental US
    Transcontinental Railroad
    30s

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