Bear Flag Revolt: Definition & Overview

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Citizens from which westward expanding country flooded into the California territory over a short period of time?

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1. Which of the following men arrived in California ostensibly to survey the land, but then began sowing the seeds of revolution?

2. One of the rumors that Fremont started was that the Mexican government was going to _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Although it lasted less than a month, the Bear Flag Revolt reflects the ideas and attitudes that California should be part of the United States. After you answer the quiz questions, read the lesson for an overview of the revolt and its goals and effects.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Topics reviewed in this quiz on the Bear Flag Revolt include the following:

  • Factors that fueled the revolt
  • Relevant dates and events
  • The role of rumor and fear in the revolt
  • Major figures involved in the Bear Flag Revolt

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the facts you've learned about the Bear Flag Revolt
  • Interpreting information - make sure you can read an overview of the Bear Flag Revolt and understand the factors that set the stage for the uprising
  • Knowledge application - use your understanding of the revolt to explain the ideas and emotions that triggered it

Additional Learning

For more information and details, read the lesson, The Bear Flag Revolt: Definition & Overview. The lesson targets the following outcomes:

  • Explain the origin of the name Bear Flag Revolt
  • Describe the successes of the Bear Flag militia
  • Understand the factors that ended the revolt
  • List the major figures involved in the Bear Flag Revolt
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