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Spanish missions established in California:

sought to turn Indians into hard-working Christians

The Mexican War contributed to all of the following EXCEPT:

the strengthening of the Union

Which of the following statements about the Mexican War is NOT true?

It was one of the most unselfish wars in history.

The major factor that delayed Texas annexation until 1845 was:

concern over Texas entering as a slave state

Congress voted to annex Texas

between Polk's election and his inauguration

Mexico obtained its independence from

Spain in 1821

William Henry Harrison

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

President Tyler infuriated Henry Clay by vetoing his bill in support of

a new national bank

The stranding of the Donner party in 1846 resulted in

rampant cannibalism

Sam Houston's contribution to Texas independence was his

defeat of the Mexican army in San Jacinto

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

John Tyler could be called an Old Republican in that he

believed in the Jeffersonian ideals of limited government and states' rights

Which leader is described as a president without a party?

John Tyler

The Mexican War erupted when

Mexican and U.S. troops clashed north of the Rio Grande

In the 1820s, Stephen F. Austin

encouraged thousands of Anglos to settle in Texas

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

provoke a Mexican attack

As a result of his victories in Northern Mexico, the Mexican War made a national hero of

Zachary Taylor

In regards to marriage, Lincoln

tried to avoid it as long as possible

Which of the following church groups did young Lincoln most identify with?


Lincoln served as a soldier in the

Black Hawk War

Lincoln was a very successful businessman and lawyer before entering politics.


As a young politician, Abraham Lincoln supported ALL the following EXCEPT

income taxes

In his free time, Lincoln liked to

read and write poetry

Which of the following BEST describes Lincoln's personality?


In regards to slavery, Lincoln believed that

wrong answers: abolitionists were the best hope to end the threat of civil war, slavery should be abolished immediately, the government had the duty to end slavery

ALL the following are TRUE about Abraham Lincoln's childhood EXCEPT

he nearly died of smallpox when he was a toddler

Abraham Lincoln loved farming and embraced the idea that agriculture made a person virtuous and independent.


Lincoln remembered his mother as a happy and optimistic person who brought joy to the home.


As president, Polk supported all of the following EXCEPT

internal improvements

Members of the Donner party engaged in cannibalism when stranded on their way to California.


The 1851 Fort Laramie Treaty banned white settlers from the northern plains.


Early in the Mexican War, Polk grew most concerned over Zachary Taylor's: President Polk, however, disliked the easy terms of surrender to which Taylor agreed, and worried about Taylor's growing popularity.

wrong answer: lack of control over undisciplined soldiers

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

was sanctioned by God

At the Battle of San Jacinto

Santa Anna was captured

Among the most vocal opponents of the Mexican War was

Abraham Lincoln

The decisive victory in the war came with Winfield Scott's capture of

Mexico City

Polk's nickname of "Young Hickory" most reflected his

association with Jackson and support for Jacksonian policies

John A. Sutter

established the trading post that became Sacramento

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

U.S. troops continued to occupy Mexico

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


John Tyler favored Henry Clay's American System.


The Plains Indians encountered by Americans migrating westward

were highly dependent on horses and buffalo

California's Bear Flag Republic

lasted only a month until American rule was established

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

provoke a Mexican attack

William Henry Harrison died one month after his inauguration as president.


Most of the American settlers in Texas went there because of

cheap cotton lands

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

fur trappers

At the Battle of San Jacinto

Santa Anna was captured

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