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Manifest Destiny (1806-1855) Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Why did Mexico encourage Americans to settle in the area of North-east Mexico after 1821, known today as Texas?

Question 2 2. The only territory that was an independent republic before joining the United States was _____ .

Question 3 3. The annexation of Oregon during the Presidency of James K. Polk was promoted with the popular slogan:

Question 4 4. The Webster-Ashburton Treaty, that settled the borders between Canada and the US, more specifically between Canada and Maine, was brokered during which United States president?

Question 5 5. The United States backed the stance of Texas regarding their border with Mexico. President Polk sent a diplomat, John Slidell, to Mexico, hoping to negotiate the following:

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Question 6 6. Prior to the Mexican - American war, Mexico considered Texas to be an integral part of _____ territory.

Question 7 7. In the time following the Mexican-American war, a majority of the territory of California and New Mexico, as well as significant parts of what would latter become Nevada, Arizona and Utah, were acquired by the United States based on the _____ .

Question 8 8. A controversial part of the Compromise of 1850 made it legal for slavers to retrieve runaway slaves from the North. This act also established that runaway slaves are not free and that citizens are required by law to help slavers retrieve them. This act is called _____ .

Question 9 9. According to the Compromise of 1850, which state was admitted to the Union as a free state?

Question 10 10. A large quantity of gold was discovered in Sutter's Mill in _____ , causing a gold rush in 1849 and mass migrations toward there.

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Question 11 11. The Gadsden Purchase in 1853 is the completion of the so called 'lower 48' with the purchase of a strip of land at the southern border of the New Mexico territory for $10 million during the presidency of _____ .

Question 12 12. Which of the following may be considered a definition of Manifest Destiny?

Question 13 13. The War with Mexico, along with the annexation of Texas, is greatly caused by which of the following?

Question 14 14. Which of the following did Tyler accomplish as president?

Question 15 15. How and why did Henry Clay impact the political career of John Tyler?

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Question 16 16. Which of the following is FALSE regarding John Sutter's and James Marshall's role in the California Gold Rush?

Question 17 17. Why did Whig Party nominee Zachary Taylor resonate well with northern Americans?

Question 18 18. Why was Stephen Douglas relevant to the legacy of Henry Clay in the 1850 Compromise?

Question 19 19. Why was California statehood controversial?

Question 20 20. How did Tyler's view of the annexation of Texas differ from Van Buren's position?

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Question 21 21. Tyler's attempt to annex Texas during his presidency _____.

Question 22 22. Which of the following was NOT accomplished by President James K. Polk?

Question 23 23. This map best represents the United States after which event?

Question 24 24. How did the leak of the Ostend Manifesto in 1854 impact President Pierce's policy?

Question 25 25. What is most likely the message of this political cartoon?

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Question 26 26. Which of the following is FALSE regarding the Oregon Trail?

Question 27 27. How do the views of William Walker on expansionism compare to those of John O'Sullivan?

Question 28 28. Why did the Mexican-American War of 1846 occur?

Question 29 29. How did the Senate react to the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo?

Question 30 30. Why did Tyler join the Whig Party if he didn't believe in their policies?

Manifest Destiny (1806-1855) Chapter Exam Instructions

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