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  1. How does the artist of the picture demonstrate a belief in Manifest Destiny?
  2. What main action did many Americans carry out that was based on their belief of
    Manifest Destiny of the United States in the 1800s?
  3.  Mexico recognizes Texas as a part of
    the United States.
     The Rio Grande is made the border
    between Mexico and the United States.
     Mexico cedes (surrenders) territory
    that is now part of 7 present-day states

    What treaty established these terms of peace to end the war?
  4. What were the significant reasons for the use of the following trails:

    -Mormon Trail
    -Santa Fe Trail
    -Oregon Trail
  5. Why was the Gadsden Purchase so significant to American settlers' movement westward?
  1. a Pioneers are shown moving West bringing new transportation and communication technologies with the angel guiding and protecting them.
  2. b - Mormon Trail: Route by which Mormons traveled west to Utah
    -Santa Fe Trail: Route by which American merchants with manufactured goods traveled and traded in Santa Fe with Mexican merchants for horses, mules, and silver.
    -Oregon Trail: Used by many settlers moving west to Oregon Country.
  3. c American settlers move west
  4. d Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo
  5. e It created a route for settlers to cross without having to cross the Mountains.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. Mountains
  2. California along the Pacific Ocean
  3. The land may produce many riches
  4. Established Judicial Review
  5. When the population reaches 60,000 adult males the area can write a state constitution and apply for statehood. If Congress approves the state constitution, the area will become a state.

5 True/False questions

  1. Describe the following court case:
    Dred Scott v. Sanford
    Ruled that states do not have the right to tax federal institutions


  2. How did the Northwest Ordinance of 1787 provide for the orderly expansion of the United
    It gave specific guidelines about founding territories and creating states


  3. What specific physical feature was a major deterrent for Americans to move west?Rocky Mountains


  4. "Away, away with all these cobweb issues of rights of discover, exploration, settlement, continuity, etc.... our claim to Oregon would still be best and strongest. And that claim is by the right of our manifest destiny to overspread the development of the great experiment of liberty and federated self-government entrusted to us."
    -John O'Sullivan, editorial in the New York Morning News, December, 1845

    What is the justification O'Sullivan provides for the expansion of the United States to Oregon?
    To spread the principles of democratic government


  5. Describe the following court case:
    McCulloch v. Maryland
    Ruled that states do not have the right to tax federal institutions


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