Manifest Destiny

  1. During the 1840s, thousands of people were attracted to California to

    fight in the Mexican War.

    help build railroads.

    search for gold.

    obtain good farmland.

  2. The idea of Manifest Destiny was used to

    demand equal rights for African Americans

    support westward expansion to the Pacific Ocean.

    criticize government treatment of Native Americans.

    extend slavery into New England.

  3. Which situation helped cause the war with Mexico?

    settlement in Oregon

    annexation of Texas

    discovery of gold in California

    The Indian Removal Act

  4. The treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo provided for

    a $15 million payment from the United States to Mexico.

    Mexican recognition of the Rio Grande as its border with Texas.

    US acquisition of California and New Mexico.

    All of the above.

  5. The first president of the republic of Texas was

    Stephen Austin.

    Moses Austin.

    Sam Houston.

    Santa Anna.

  6. The Oregon Trail began at the border of _______, crossed the Continental Divide at South Pass, then followed the Columbia River to the Oregon Country.



    New York


  7. Stephen Austin founded a colony in Texas when

    he could no longer run his coal mine.

    he lost the race for governor.

    he finished medical school.

    his father died.

  8. Which word best describes the population of California after the gold rush?





  9. The Battle at the Alamo was a victory for

    The United States.




  10. In 1818, the United States and Great Britain agreed to

    occupy Oregon Country together.

    both leave Oregon Country.

    give Oregon Country to Spain.

    let the people in Oregon decide who would rule.

  11. Where did the Mormons, led by Brigham Young, settle in the late 1840s?




    New York

  12. Which of the following best describes the Gadsden Purchase?

    double the size of Texas

    a strip of land that is now part of Arizona and New Mexico

    all of California, Nevada and Utah

  13. A person who went to California in search of gold was called a




    rich person.

  14. The Treaty to end the Mexican War was

    The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo

    The Treaty of Ghent

    The Treaty of Paris

    Jay's Treaty

  15. The most recent Cincinnati Reds inductee in the Baseball Hall of Fame was

    Ken Griffey Jr.

    Pete Rose

    Barry Larkin

    Sparky Anderson

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