5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- Describe the following court case:
a. Marbury v. Madison
- What specific physical feature was a major deterrent for Americans to move west?
- What major physical feature created an obstacle for crossing the Mormon Trail, Santa Fe Trail,
and Oregon Trail?
- What specific requirements were established for a territory to become a state during
- "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?
- a Mountains
- b 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.
- c To spread the principles of democratic government
- d Rocky Mountains
- e Established Judicial Review
5 Multiple choice questions
- - 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.
- It created a route for settlers to cross without having to cross the Mountains.
- -Indian Removal
-Worcester v. Georgia
- Trail of Tears
- American Progress by John Gast
- American settlers move west
5 True/False questions
"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 geographic location allowed for increased labor with a great number of immigrants from
Asia? → California along the Pacific Ocean
How did President Polk's placement of soldiers, along the Rio Grande contribute to the outbreak
of war with Mexico? → U.S. soldiers entered territory that Mexico considered its own territory
What year did the United States purchase Louisiana? Who was the president when
Louisiana was purchased? → 1803 and Thomas Jefferson was president
How did the Northwest Ordinance of 1787 provide for the orderly expansion of the United
States? → It gave specific guidelines about founding territories and creating states