Mexican Cession of 1848: Definition, Facts & Map


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What was the powerful ideology that spurred national expansion westward?

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1. What of the following was a result of American's desire to expand?

2. Mexican cession was legally outlined in which of the following documents?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The printable worksheet will increase your knowledge of Mexican cession in 1848, which resulted from the Mexican-American War. The interactive quiz will test your knowledge by asking what caused the war and what Mexico ultimately had to cede to the US.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to measure your knowledge of:

  • The ideology that spurred national westward expansion
  • Effects of America's desire to expand
  • Document that ended the war and outlined ceded lands
  • Effect of the US's new territory gains

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the results of 19th century American westward expansion
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the territory ceded by Mexico to the US in 1848 in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the causes and effects of the Mexican-American War

Additional Learning

To learn more about land that Mexico ceded to the US as a result of the Mexican-American War, review the corresponding lesson called, Mexican Cession of 1848: Definition, Facts & Map. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Describes American westward expansion
  • Explores the resulting war with Mexico
  • Discusses the Treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo
  • Identifies the land that Mexico ceded to the US