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History of the Americas
T.P. of U.S.H Jeopardy Questions and Answers
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Led the first American settlers into Texas and the capitol bears his name
Who is Stephen F. Austin?
Victorious general and eventual president of the Lone Star Republic
Who is Sam Houston?
The president and general of Mexico who fancied himself the Napoleon of the West
Who is Santa Anna?
Americans were invited to settle in order to create a buffer from attacks by this Indian tribe
Who were the Comanche?
Mexico claimed this river just south of Corpus Christi to be the boundary line with Mexico
What is the Nueces River?
This trail stretched from Independence, Missouri to the Willamette Valley
What is the Oregon Trail?
This NFL team is named for the California Gold Rush
What are the (San Francisco) 49ers?
This president reflected and embodied the ideal of Manifest Destiny
Who was James K. Polk?
The final compromised boundary line between the U.S. and Great Britain in the Pacific Northwest
What is the 49th Parallel or degree of latitude?
This newspaper editor coined the phrase "Manifest Destiny"
Who is John O'Sullivan?
To formally end ties to the Union is considered this
What is secession?
To vote on whether to be a slave or free state
What is popular sovereignty?
This party was founded in 1854 in opposition to slavery
What is the Republican Party?
This Illinois senator was looking to bring the railroad to his hometown of Chicago
Who is Stephen Douglas?
This Supreme Court case furthered the North-South divide in 1857 ad made the Missouri Compromis line null and void
What is the Dred Scott case (Scott v Sanford)?
The first actual battle of the Civil War and an attempt to capture Richmond, the capitol of the South
What is the 1st Battle of Bull Run?
The bloodiest battle of the war and its cemetery was commemorated by Lincoln in a famous speech
What is the Battle of Gettysburg?
The surrender of the Army of Virginia occurred in the kitchen of farmer McLean's house in this town, marking the end of the Civil War
What is Appomattox Courthouse?
This victory in the West gave the Union total control of the Mississippi River
What is the Battle of Vicksburg?
This Union victory gave Lincoln a chance to issue the Emancipation Proclamation and convinced France and England to NOT help the South
What is the Battle of Antietam?
West Point trained, resigned his commission in the U.S. Army to lead the Army of Virginia
Who is Robert E. Lee?
Lincoln settled on this man to lead the Union forces in the final stages of the war
Who is U.S. Grant?
Commanded the "March to the Sea" and is hated in the South to this day
Who is William Tecumseh Sherman?
President of the Confederacy
Who is Jefferson Davis?
Led the Army of Tennessee for the Confederacy in the final stages of the war
Who is John Bell Hood?
BONUS: This treaty secured California, Utah, Arizona, and New Mexico as U.S. terrtories
What is the Treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo?
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The American Vision
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