5 Written Questions
5 Matching Questions
- New Mexico
- Gold miners
- The Battle of the Alamo
- Oregon Trail
- What brought about the end of the use of the Santa Fe Trail?
- a a route from Independence, Missouri, to Oregon City, Oregon, used by pioneers traveling to the Oregon Territory, a historical route to the western United States extending from various cities on the Missouri River to Oregon and the West coast.
- b Usually male and single. 25 women to every 100 men. Many from Vic goldfields., 80% of men were aged between 21 & 39 yrs. 25 women to 100 men on the West Coast and in Otago 18 to100. Mostly Irish Catholics.
- c fortress in Texas where four hundred American volunteers were slain by Santa Anna in 1836; "remember the Alamo" became a battle cry in support of Texan independence; 4,000 Mexican troops (led by Antonio Lopez) laid siege to 180 Texan rebels
- d ????
- e coming of railroads - new way to get around
5 Multiple Choice Questions
- very few did; some did, but not very many
- protection from Mexico after seceding - after winning independence from Mexico, Texans wanted to be annexed by the US; it was delayed at first because (Southerners-supported, Democrats-opposed) Southerners supported because it would be a slave state, but the Northern Democrats opposed fearing it would - and did lead to war against Mexico
- merchants -- they were able to sell goods that the people looking for gold needed
- 1848 gold was discovered by James W. Marshall at Sutter's Mill, in Coloma, California. News of the discovery soon spread, resulting in some 300,000 men, women, and children coming to California from the rest of the United States and abroad. These early gold-seekers, called "forty-niners," traveled to California by sailing boat and in covered wagons across the continent, often facing substantial hardships on the trip. San Francisco grew from a small settlement to a boomtown, and roads, churches, schools and other towns were built throughout California. A system of laws and a government were created, leading to the admission of California as a state in 1850
- 1840s due to the Depression caused by the Panic of 1837
5 True/False Questions
Mexican War → American adventurers and fur trappers who spent most of their time in the Rocky Mountains
President Polk → The 11th President of the United States
He was committed to westward expansion, James K. Polk was elected President in 1844, as a Jacksonian Democrat. Prior to that, he had represented Tennessee in the House, serving as Speaker of the House. He was a firm believer in Manifest Destiny, and in part encouraged the Mexican-American War to achieve his goals. After getting everything done that he wanted to in one term, he retired in 1849 and died shortly afterwards -
Battle of Gonzales → fortress in Texas where four hundred American volunteers were slain by Santa Anna in 1836; "remember the Alamo" became a battle cry in support of Texan independence; 4,000 Mexican troops (led by Antonio Lopez) laid siege to 180 Texan rebels
Texas independence → ????
Mexican War - What treaty was signed and what were the terms of the treaty? → coming of railroads - new way to get around