54-40 or Fight: Slogan History & Significance


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'54-40 or Fight' was a popular slogan used by which of the following?

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1. The Oregon boundary dispute was between which of the following belligerents?

2. Which of the following declared the Oregon territory to be jointly occupied by the Americans and British for a period of 10 years?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Test your knowledge of the 54-40 or Fight slogan and the dispute over the Oregon territory with this quiz and worksheet. You will be quizzed on the parties involved in the dispute and the treaties between the United States and Great Britain.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to gauge your understanding of:

  • What group used the 54-40 or Fight slogan
  • The Treaty of 1818
  • The Oregon Treaty
  • President James K. Polk's role in American expansionism

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet combination allows you to practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you can draw the most important information from the lesson on the 54-40 or Fight slogan and the dispute over the Oregon territory
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as the Treaty of 1818 and the Oregon Treaty
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about how American expansionists influenced the dispute over the Oregon territory

Additional Learning

To learn more about the Oregon territory dispute, read through the accompanying lesson on the 54-40 or Fight slogan. This lessons covers the following topics:

  • Know the history of the Oregon territory
  • Understand the effects of the Treaty of 1818
  • Discuss President Polk's changing proposals for removing the British from the Oregon territory
  • Understand what 54-50 or Fight means
  • Recognize the effects of the Oregon Treaty
  • Know why the Oregon Treaty began to fracture the Democratic Party