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Westward Expansion Module 11 and 12 Test

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  • Q1
    Who was responsible for creating the Wilderness Road?
    Daniel Boone
    None of these
    Nathaniel Longhouse
    Davy Crockett
  • Q2
    Why were many companies searching for beaver fur in the West?
    Native Americans who traveled to the Rocky Mountains and the Pacific Northwest were fur traders and trappers.
    Most of the Beaver population in the East had doubled
    French, British, and American companies gradually killed off the beaver population in the East
  • Q3
    About how long was the Oregon Trail in miles?
  • Q4
    What were some of the hardships faced by travelers on the Oregon Trail?
    Geographic barriers, such as rivers and mountains
    all of these
    Rough weather
    Shortages of food
  • Q5
    What were the start and end points of the Santa Fe Trail?
    It led from York, Missouri, to San Antonio, New Mexico.
    It led from Independence, Arkansas, to Santa Fe, Ohio.
    It led from Independence, Missouri, to Santa Fe, New Mexico.
  • Q6
    What did the United States do to protect traders on the Santa Fe Trail?
    The long trip across blazing deserts and rough mountains was dangerous.
    The U.S. government helped protect traders by sending troops to ensure that Native Americans were not a threat.
    One trader reported a 2,000 percent profit on his cargo.
  • Q7
    What did Smith tell his followers?
    That he had found and translated a set of golden tablets containing religious teachings.
    One large group of settlers traveled to the West in search of religious freedom.
    In 1830 a young man named Joseph Smith founded the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
  • Q8
    Why did Mormons move west?
    Brigham Young and his fellow members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints arrived in Utah's Great Salt Lake Valley
    to escape religious discrimination.
    none of these
  • Q9
    What did the new Mexican government begin to do after becoming independent from Spain?
    The new Mexican government contracted with empresarios, or agents, to bring settlers to Texas
    The new Mexican government contracted with haciendas, or agents, to bring settlers to Texas
    The new Spanish government contracted with empresarios, or agents, to bring settlers to Texas
  • Q10
    What did the Anglo-American settlers in Mexico become known as?
  • Q11
    What is one law that some American settlers explicitly ignored?
    In exchange for cheap land, settlers had to obey Mexican laws.
    Further settlement by Americans
    Restrictions on slavery
  • Q12
    What was the only difference between the Texas constitution and the United States constitution?
    The Texas constitution made slavery illegal
    both of these
    The Texas constitution made slavery legal
  • Q13
    What place did Texans occupy and fortify in their fight against Mexican troops?
    The Alamo
    San Jacinto
    Austin, Texas
  • Q14
    What did the defeats at the Alamo and Goliad do to the Texan soldiers?
    Outraged by the harsh treatment Texan soldiers had received, the people of Texas vowed to fight on.
    It convinced them that the Mexican army was superior and that they should surrender
    Mexican leaders hoped that these terrible defeats would convince the Texans to stop fighting.
  • Q15
    What was Santa Anna forced to do after his defeat at San Jacinto?
    none of these
    Sign a treaty giving Texas its independence
    Execute American prisoners at Goliad
    Give the Alamo back

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