President James K. Polk's Accomplishments in the Lower 48 States


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What did the slogan '54°40 or Fight!' mean to the people who used it?

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1. Why did President Polk send troops onto the Texas/Mexico border?

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

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The questions in this assessment will help you understand what you know about topics like President Polk's accomplishments and the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz/worksheet aim to measure what you understand regarding:

  • President Polk's accomplishments
  • The war that the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo ended
  • What the slogan '54°40 or Fight!' meant
  • Why President Polk sent troops to the Texas/Mexico border
  • What the U.S. looked like after a certain event

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related history lesson
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define 54°40 or Fight!'
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding President James Polk's achievements
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo ended and what the U.S. looked like after a certain event

Additional Learning

Review the lesson called President James K. Polk's Accomplishments in the Lower 48 States for more information on the topics on the assessment and these objectives:

  • Identify why James Polk was chosen as the presidential nominee
  • Understand the historical impact of Polk's presidency on the country
  • Know how James Polk got more of Oregon's territory from Britain