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As president, William Henry Harrison:

B) died after only a month in office

William Henry Harrison:

C) was elected more on his military record than for his stand on the issues

When editor John L. O'Sullivan wrote of "manifest destiny," he meant that American westward expansion:

A) was sanctioned by God

The majority of Spanish-speaking people in the Southwest lived in:

C) New Mexico

The Americans known as "mountain men" who blazed western trails were:

B) fur trappers

Spain began to settle California in 1769 to protect it from the encroachment of the:


Spanish missions established in California:

A) sought to turn Indians into hard-working Christians

By the late 1820s, American ships had begun to arrive in California seeking especially to acquire:

C) cow hides and tallow

After Mexico gained its independence in 1821, the Santa Fe Trail established vigorous commerce between New Mexico and:


With the onset of the California gold rush in 1849, Plains Indians, led by the Cheyenne:

C) seized the opportunity to supply buffalo meat and skins to the white pioneers

In the 1820s, Stephen F. Austin:

B) encouraged thousands of Anglos to settle in Texas

At the Battle of the Alamo:

A) the Mexicans won a costly victory

At the Battle of San Jacinto:

B) Santa Anna was captured

Congress voted to annex Texas:

C) between Polk's election and his inauguration

According to Henry Clay, annexation of Texas:

C) was "dangerous to the integrity of the Union"

As president, Polk supported all of the following EXCEPT:

A) internal improvements

Polk ordered Zachary Taylor to move his troops to the Rio Grande to:

A) provoke a Mexican attack

California's Bear Flag Republic:

A) lasted only a month until American rule was established

All of the following resulted from the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo EXCEPT:

B) U.S. troops continued to occupy Mexico

Which of the following statements about the Mexican War is NOT

B) It was one of the most unselfish wars in history.

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