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The state constitution drawn up by Californians at a convention in 1849 was notable for excluding
In the 1820s, New Mexico, Texas, and California attracted expansionists because
they were rich in resources and thinly settled
Which group of Native Americans did Spanish colonists in New Mexico depend on for protection?
At the end of the Mexican-American War, the United States paid $15 million and left Mexico City in return for
New Mexico and California
What effect did the Wilmot Proviso have on relations between the North and the South?
It increased tensions between the north and south
What was the purpose of the Wilmot Proviso?
to ban slavery and other forms of servitude from lands won from Mexico
Which of the following stirred discord between the North and the South?
Californias application for statehood
Which of the following is an accurate statement about emigrants heading west in the mid-1800s?
Emigrants usually traveled in wagon trains of 50 to 1,000 people.
The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo and the Gadsden Purchase increased the area of the United States by
The acquisition of new lands from Mexico raised what divisive question?
Would these territories be slave or free?
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