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

Question 4 4. The annexation of Oregon during the Presidency of James K. Polk was promoted with the popular slogan:

Question 5 5. Which of the following may be considered a definition of Manifest Destiny?

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Question 6 6. The War with Mexico, along with the annexation of Texas, is greatly caused by which of the following?

Question 7 7. According to the Compromise of 1850, which state was admitted to the Union as a free state?

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

Question 10 10. 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 11 11. 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 12 12. 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 13 13. 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 14 14. Why was Stephen Douglas relevant to the legacy of Henry Clay in the 1850 Compromise?

Question 15 15. How did the views of David Wilmot and John Calhoun on slavery differ?

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Question 16 16. Which of the following was NOT accomplished by President James K. Polk?

Question 17 17. Why did the Democrats nominate James Polk instead of Martin Van Buren in 1844?

Question 18 18. How did Tyler's view of the annexation of Texas differ from Van Buren's position?

Question 19 19. Which of the following was NOT a reason some Americans opposed annexing Texas?

Question 20 20. Which of the following did Tyler accomplish as president?

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Question 21 21. Why did Tyler join the Whig Party if he didn't believe in their policies?

Question 22 22. Which of the following did the Gadsden Purchase of 1853 complete?

Question 23 23. What is most likely the message of this political cartoon?

Question 24 24. How did Adams's view on expansionism differ from that of most expansionists?

Question 25 25. How do the views of William Walker on expansionism compare to those of John O'Sullivan?

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Question 26 26. Why did the Mexican-American War of 1846 occur?

Question 27 27. How did President Polk initially attempt to resolve the border dispute with Mexico?

Question 28 28. How did California became a state free of slavery in 1850?

Question 29 29. What caused the Democratic Party to split ahead of the 1848 presidential election?

Question 30 30. Why was California statehood controversial?

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