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When editor John L. O'Sullivan wrote of "manifest destiny," he meant that American westward expansion
was sanctioned by God
The Plains Indians encountered by Americans migrating westward
were highly dependent on horses and buffalo
By the late 1820s, American ships had begun to arrive in California seeking especially to acquire
cow hides and tallow
After Mexico gained its independence in 1821, the Santa Fe Trail established vigorous commerce between New Mexico and
By the 1830s, there was so much commercial activity between Mexico and St. Louis that the Mexican silver peso had become
the primary medium of exchange in Missouri
With the onset of the California gold rush in 1849, Plains Indians, led by the Cheyenne
seized the opportunity to supply buffalo meat and skins to the white pioneers
The major factor that delayed Texas annexation until 1845 was
concern over Texas entering as a slave state
Polk's nickname of "Young Hickory" most reflected his
association with Jackson and support for Jacksonian policies
As a result of his victories in Northern Mexico, the Mexican War made a national hero of
All of the following resulted from the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo EXCEPT
U.S. troops continued to occupy Mexico
Which of the following statements about the Mexican War is NOT true?
It was one of the most unselfish wars in history
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