Gadsden Purchase of 1853: Definition, Map & Summary


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True or False: The Gadsden Purchase expanded territory in the Northwestern part of the U.S.

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1. James Gadsden had served as _____

2. Motivation to acquire the land in the Gadsden Purchase centered around..

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo will show your understanding of the Gadsden Purchase of 1853 through a series of multiple-choice questions focusing on the key points presented in the related lesson.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

During the assessments, you will be tested on the following:

  • Gadsden's job title
  • Reason behind the Gadsden Purchase
  • Missouri Compromise
  • Illinois senator heavily involved in the purchase

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the Gadsden Purchase of 1853
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about Gadsden's influence
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can review information regarding slavery in the United States and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To learn more, review the corresponding lesson called Gadsden Purchase of 1853: Definition, Map & Summary. This lesson covers the following subjects:

  • The thought process behind the purchase
  • Congressional debates in 1852 and 1853
  • Missouri Compromise
  • Kansas-Nebraska Act