5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- Describe the following court case:
a. Marbury v. Madison
- "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?
- What is the title of the picture and who created it?
[insert picture of creepy lady in weird spirit form flying with the people and settlers moving west here]
- What main action did many Americans carry out that was based on their belief of
Manifest Destiny of the United States in the 1800s?
- How did President Polk's placement of soldiers, along the Rio Grande contribute to the outbreak
of war with Mexico?
- a American settlers move west
- b U.S. soldiers entered territory that Mexico considered its own territory
- c Established Judicial Review
- d To spread the principles of democratic government
- e American Progress by John Gast
5 Multiple choice questions
- Early 19th Century
- 1803 and Thomas Jefferson was president
- Pioneers are shown moving West bringing new transportation and communication technologies with the angel guiding and protecting them.
- Ruled that the state of Georgia did not have the right to force the Cherokee Nation off their territory
- - 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.
5 True/False questions
Why was the Gadsden Purchase so significant to American settlers' movement westward? → Pioneers are shown moving West bringing new transportation and communication technologies with the angel guiding and protecting them.
What major physical feature created an obstacle for crossing the Mormon Trail, Santa Fe Trail,
and Oregon Trail? → Mountains
Describe the following court case:
Dred Scott v. Sanford → Ruled that states do not have the right to tax federal institutions
"Extending nearly ten degrees of latitude along the Pacific, and embracing the only safe and commodious harbors on that coast for many hundred miles, with a temperate climate and an extensive interior of fertile lands, it is scarcely possible t estimate its wealth until it shall be brought under the government of our laws and its resources fully developed. From its position it must command the rich commerce of China, of Asia, of the islands of the Pacific, of western Mexico, of Central America, the South American States, and of the Russian possessions bordering on that ocean. A great emporium will doubtless speedily arise on the California coast which may be
destined to rival in importance New Orleans itself."
-President James K. Polk, State of the Union Address, December 5, 1848
Why does President Polk argue California should become a part of the United States → The land may produce many riches
What specific requirements were established for a territory to become a state during
westward expansion? → Present day states of California, Nevada, and Utah; Most of Arizona and New Mexico: Parts of
Colorado and Wyoming;