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CHAPTER 17

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John Tyler joined the Whig party because he
could not stomach the dictatorial tactics of Andrew Jackson
The Whigs placed John Tyler on the 1840 ticket as vice president to
attract the vote of the states' rightists
After President Tyler's veto of a bill to establish a new Bank of the United States,
all of the above
The only member of President Tyler's Whig cabinet who did not resign in protest over his policies was
Daniel Webster
During an 1837 Canadian insurrection against Britain,
America was invaded by the British
As a result of the Panic of 1837
several states defaulted on their debts to Britain
The British-American dispute over the border of Maine was solved
by a compromise that gave each side some territory
The Aroostook War was the result of
a dispute over the northern boundary of Maine
Some people in Britain hoped for a British alliance with Texas because
Texas could become a location for the settlement of undesirable British emigrants
One argument against annexing Texas to the U.S. was that the annexation
might give more power to the supporters of slavery
Texas was annexed to the U.S. as a result of
President Tyler's desire to help his troubled administration
Arrange in chronological order the U.S.' acquisition of (A) Oregon, (B) Texas, (C) California
B, A, C
The primary group that was instrumental in strengthening and saving American claims to Oregon were
American missionaries to the Indians
Most Americans who migrated to the Oregon Country were attracted by the
rich soil of the Willamette River Valley
The nomination of James K. Polk as the Democrats' 1844 presidential candidate was secured by
expansionists
he area in dispute between the U.S. and Great Britain in 1845 lay between
the Columbia River, the 49th parallel, and the Pacific Ocean
In the 1840s, the view that God had ordained the growth of an American nation stretching across North America was called
Manifest Destiny
The election of 1844 was notable because
it brought the slavery issue into politics
The group most supportive of gaining control of all the Oregon Country was the
northern Democrats
In the Oregon treaty with Britain in 1846, the northern boundary of the U.S. was established to the Pacific Ocean along the line of
49 degrees
One reason that the British government decided to compromise on the Oregon Country border was
the fear of war with the United States
In his quest for California, President Polk
first advocated buying the area from Mexico
In 1846 the U.S. went to war with Mexico for all of the following reasons except
the impulse to satisfy those asking for "spot" resolutions
President Polk's claim that "American blood [had been shed] on the American soil" referred to news of an armed clash between Mexican and American troops near
the rio grande
During the Mexican War, the Polk administration was called upon several times to respond to "spot" resolutions indicating where American blood had been shed to provoke the war. The resolutions were frequently introduced by
Abraham Lincoln
One goal of Mexico in its 1846-1848 war with the U.S. was to
free black slaves
When the war with Mexico began, President Polk
hoped to fight a limited war, ending with the conquest of California
Match each American officer below with his theater of command in the Mexican War.
Zachary Taylor 2. California
The terms of the Treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo ending the Mexican War included
U.S. payment of $15 million for cession of northern Mexico
Those people most opposed to President Polk's expansionist program were the
antislavery forces
The Wilmot Proviso
symbolized the burning issue of slavery in the territories
he Wilmot Proviso, introduced into Congress during the Mexican War, declared that
Slaves would be banned from all
The largest single addition to American territory was
The Mexican Cession
The first Old World Europeans to come to California were
Spanish
he Spanish Franciscan missionaries treated the native inhabitants of California
very harshly
When the Mexican government secularized authority in California,
Californios eventually gained control of the land
The Californio's political ascendancy in California ended
as a result of the influx of Anglo golddiggers