5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- What geographic location allowed for increased labor with a great number of immigrants from
- What specific requirements were established for a territory to become a state during
- Describe the following court case:
Worcester v. Georgia
- What territories were added as a result of the U.S.-Mexican War?
- "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
- a Ruled that the state of Georgia did not have the right to force the Cherokee Nation off their territory
- 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 California along the Pacific Ocean
- d Present day states of California, Nevada, and Utah; Most of Arizona and New Mexico: Parts of
Colorado and Wyoming;
- e The land may produce many riches
5 Multiple choice questions
- To spread the principles of democratic government
- Kansas and Nebraska
- Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo
- 1803 and Thomas Jefferson was president
5 True/False questions
How did President Polk's placement of soldiers, along the Rio Grande contribute to the outbreak
of war with Mexico? → The land may produce many riches
Why was the Gadsden Purchase so significant to American settlers' movement westward? → It created a route for settlers to cross without having to cross the Mountains.
What specific physical feature was a major deterrent for Americans to move west? → Rocky Mountains
Describe the following court case:
Dred Scott v. Sanford → Gained Support for the abolitionist movement
What were three significant results of Andrew Jackson's policies toward the American
Indians → - 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.