Northwest Expansion & Settlement in the Early United States


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Which of the following nations did not have a claim on the Oregon Territory in the early 19th century?

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1. What did the Treaty of 1818 NOT do?

2. Which industry dominated the economy of the Oregon Territory during much of its early period?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

There were a few countries who wanted to claim the Northwest of what is now U.S. territory. Quiz yourself on the settlement of this region by answering questions on topics like a country that did not have a claim on the Oregon Territory in the 1800s and the purpose of the Treaty of 1818.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be responsible for these areas on the multiple-choice quiz:

  • Major area of the economy for the early Oregon Territory
  • Reason the U.S. did not establish a Territorial government when it laid claim to the Oregon Territory
  • Explanation of the Oregon Provisional Government

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - make sure you know the most important information from the lesson on the early settlement of the Northwest in America, including the reasons for the signing of the Treaty of 1818
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding a nation that didn't have a claim on the Oregon Territory
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the Oregon Provisional Government and the main part of the economy in the early Oregon Territory

Additional Learning

To learn more about the westward exploration in America's history, you can review the lesson called Northwest Expansion & Settlement in the Early United States. These topics will be highlighted:

  • Lewis and Clark Expedition commissioned by Thomas Jefferson
  • Establishment of the Spokane House
  • Founding of Fort Vancouver by the Hudson Bay Company
  • The Great Emigration of 1843
  • Signing of the Oregon Treaty