Westward Expansion in the U.S.

Question 1 of 22

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What was known as America's main "Manifest Destiny" in the 1800s?

Select one of the following:

  • To make America's government more of a Democratic Republic

  • To make America free of an slavery or unfairness to women

  • To gain independence from Britain

  • The expansion of the United States from the Atlantic to the Pacific and how it was our our duty to settle these lands.

Question 2 of 22

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Lewis and Clark were sent by Andrew Jackson to the west to discover the western lands (mainly the Louisiana Purchase.)

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Question 3 of 22

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The Indian Removal Act was an acted issued in 1830 to force Native Americans ____________________________ to move to modern day Oklahoma.

Select one of the following:

  • living west of the Mississippi River

  • living east of the Mississippi River

  • living south of the Mississippi River

  • living north of the Mississippi River

Question 4 of 22

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Which American Indian tribe(s) were affected by the Indian Removal Act?

Select one or more of the following:

  • Cherokee

  • Inuits

  • Navajos

  • Chickasaw

Question 5 of 22

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The Trail of Tears was a 800 mile route that Indians had to go on.

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Question 6 of 22

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Why 
did 
Americans 
originally
 want 
to 
move 
into 
Texas 
Country?


Select one of the following:

  • to help texans living there

  • to take over Texas

  • more economic opportunity

  • for better farming land

Question 7 of 22

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Why
 did 
the
 Mexican 
government 
encourage 
American
 settlers
 to
 migrate 
into
 Texas?
 Who 
led 
this group
 of
 Americans
 into
 Texas
 country?


Select one of the following:

  • They wanted settlers to develop the land and control the Indian Attacks; Santa Anna

  • They wanted settlers to develop the land and control the Indian Attacks; Stephen Austin

  • They wanted Americans to follow their traditions; Santa Anna

  • They wanted Americans to follow their traditions; Stephen Austin

Question 8 of 22

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The Americans were allowed to settle in Texas if they _______________ which they didn't continue doing for long.

Select one or more of the following:

  • agreed to become Mexican citizens

  • agreed to worship in a Roman Catholic Church

  • encouraged others to come to Texas

  • agreed to live there for life

Question 9 of 22

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Why did the 
Mexican
 government
 pass
 a 
law
 forbidding 
any
more 
Americans
 to
 move 
into
 Texas?

Select one or more of the following:

  • They wanted to take over the United States and make it Mexican Territory.

  • They feared they would make an alliance with the Native Americans.

  • They feared they would try to make Texas a part of the United States.

  • They feared they would try to get rid of Santa Anna.

Question 10 of 22

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General Santa Anna became the dictator of Mexico in 1833. What did he want to do with the Americans already living in Texas?

Select one of the following:

  • drive them or force them out

  • encourage them to come to Texas

Question 11 of 22

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Tejanos were people of Mexican heratige born in Texas. What did they want for Texas?

Select one of the following:

  • They wanted independent control of their affairs.

  • They wanted all settlers to have Mexican citizenship.

  • They wanted people to practice Roman Catholicism

  • They wanted people to respect the Mexican constitution.

Question 12 of 22

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Sam Housten became the army commander of the Republic of Texas in 1841.

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Question 13 of 22

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What were some early victories made by Texans in which Santa Anna reacted by sending a siege?

Select one or more of the following:

  • The Battle of San Antonio

  • The Battle of Gonzales

  • The Alamo

  • The Battle of San Patricio

Question 14 of 22

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____________ was the name of the mission near San Antonio that the Texans moved into while in the Mexican Army?

Select one of the following:

  • The Battle of Gonzales

  • The Alamo

  • The Battle of San Antonio

  • The Battle of Jacinto

Question 15 of 22

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What happened in this mission (refering to the last question)?

Select one of the following:

  • There was a siege that was sent by the Mexicans, but they still lost.

  • There was a siege that was sent by the Mexicans and the Mexicans won Texas.

  • Nobody won and the mission didn't support the Texans or the Mexicans.

  • Mexicans and Texans made peace with each other and split Texas between both countries.

Question 16 of 22

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The Republic of Texas was known as the _________.

Select one of the following:

  • The Spanish State

  • State of Freedom

  • The Annexed State

  • Lone Star State

Question 17 of 22

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Geography of California =

Select one or more of the following:

  • Hot and Dry

  • Cold and Rainy/Snowy

  • Mountains

  • Forest

  • Grasslands

Question 18 of 22

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Mexicans gained their independence from Spain and were welcomed Santa Fe. Who was the first American to settle in Santa Fe?

Select one of the following:

  • William Becknell

  • Joseph Smith

  • Santa Anna

  • Sam Housten

Question 19 of 22

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The Mormons established themselves in Salt Lake City, Utah to start a new community. They were founded by _____________ who was killed but later succeded by _____________.

Select one of the following:

  • William Becknell; Joseph Smith

  • Brigham Young; Joseph Smith

  • Joseph Smith; Brigham Young

  • William Becknell; Brigham Young

Question 20 of 22

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On January 24, 1848, gold was found by James W. Marshall in Sutters Mill, just north of Sacramento, California. People came from all over the world in hopes of finding gold and getting rich. These people were called ___________.

Select one of the following:

  • "forty-eighters"

  • "forty-niners"

  • "golden men"

  • "rich men"

Question 21 of 22

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How was gold found?

Select one or more of the following:

  • drilling the ground

  • digging with a shovel

  • panning for gold

  • mining with a pick axe

Question 22 of 22

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What were some big changes that occuered after the California Gold Rush?

Select one or more of the following:

  • Increased Crime

  • Many poor families

  • San Fransisco = huge, bustling city

  • California Constitution was made.

  • Less prejudice towards Chinese and African Americans

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Westward Expansion in the U.S.

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Covers information on the Mormans, the California Gold Rush, the Indian Removal Act, and Texas.

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