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Which of the following was NOT a characteristic of the Young America ideal
A. a weak foreign policy
The American population moved westward in the 1830s and 1840s for all of the following reasons EXCEPT
D. loyalty to Mexico and Great Britain
The Webster-Ashburton Treaty of 1842 settled a boundary dispute between ______ over________
C. the United States and Canada; Maine and New Brunswick
Delaying the equitable division of the Oregon Country was the reluctance of both the United States and Britain to surrender access to
B. the Columbia River basin
California in the 1820s and 1830s
D. was controlled by rancheros
The most plausible reason for the Texas Revolution was
C. the unwillingness of Anglo-Americans to accept Mexican rule
Which of the following Mexican policies irritated the Anglo-American settlers of Texas in the early 1830s
E. none of the above
The most important overland route for American migration to the far West was
D. The Oregon Trail
The Mormon community, established in Utah
E. was a model of planned and efficient settlement
John Tyler initiated the politics of Manigfest Destiny
D. to build a base for his re-election in 1844
Opposition to Tyler's plan for the annexation of Texas came, primarily, from
C. northern antislavery Whigs
In the presidential election of 1844
A. James Polk identified himself with the most popular cause of the time
Manifest Destiny was based, in part, on
A. the belief that God was on the side of American expansionism
The rallying cry "Fifty-Four Forty of Fight" referred to which desired territory?
A. Oregon
Which of the following was an important premise of Manifest Destiny?
D. all of the above
The possibility of war with Great Britain over Oregon was increased by
A. James Polk's aggressive foreign policy
James Polk went to war with Mexico
C. to force the cession of New Mexico and California
The United States expected the Mexican-American war
B. to be of relatively short duration
Each of the following occurred during the Mexican- American War EXCEPT
D. William B. Travis and his men were annihilated at the Alamo
The treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo provided each of the following EXCEPT
D. guaranteed that slavery would not be allowed west of the Rio Grande
Shippers did not immediately shift to the railroads because
C. Canal boats were cheaper
By the end of the 1850s, railroads had
D. transformed the American economy
The growth of the American industry in the 1830s and 1840s was NOT influenced by
C. the discovery of new natural resources
Which of the following was not an essential feature of the factory setting
D. each product being produced by one worker
One of the most important effects of the American industrial revolution was
A. a great wave of immigration
The major factor that pushed the Irish immigrant to the the United States in the 1840s and 1850s was
D. the great potato famine
The majority of Irish immigrants settled in the
D. Northeast
The evidence that shows that economics was a major motivation for immigrants was found in the
C. peaks in immigration and the demand for labor
The arrival of large numbers of immigrants
C. worsened the already serious problems of the cities
The increasing employment of immigrants in the 1840s and 1850s
D. made it difficult to organize industrial workers
Characteristic of the change in labor in the 1830s and 1840s was
D. the decline in working conditions
An important result of the changing character of labor was
E. an upsurge of labor militancy