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Civil war yellow questions
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Who was the Secretary of War in 1855?
What state was Jefferson Davis from?
When was the Statue of Freedom installed?
Who was the president of the Confederate States of America?
What is the name that God wants America to move west?
What was the population of Mexico in 1821?
Who gave Spain the proposal to colonize Texas with the Americans?
When did the battle of the Alamo take place?
March 6th, 1836
Who was Mexico's ruler in 1835?
General Antonio Lopez
What battle led to the recognition of Texan independence?
The Battle of San Jacinto
What plan did John Tyler revive in hopes of winning the election of 1844?
The annexation of Texas
Who was Secretary of State during John Tyler's presidency?
John C. Calhoun
Who was the representative of the Whig party in the 1844 election?
Who was the Democratic representative in the 1844 election?
James K. Polk
What was the Democratic slogan in the 1844 election?
"Fifty four forty or fight"
What was the phrase for the thought that Texas was part of the Louisiana Purchase and thus part of the US?
What coordinates were a campaign slogan regarding the boundary of Oregon?
54 degrees 40 feet
Why was Polk considered a 'dark horse' candidate?
His nomination was completely unexpected
Who was president when Texas was annexed?
Who won the 1844 election?
James K. Polk
What was the final dividing line of Oregon?
Who was the soldier moved into the region between the Nueces River and Rio Grande and created a dispute with Mexico?
Who claimed Mexico had "shed blood upon American soil"?
James K. Polk
What war took from 1846 to 1848?
The Mexican American war
Were the majority Americans in support or the Mexican War, or against it?
Majority in support
The Mexican American war was the first war that was fought primarily where?
On foreign soil
What state was Henry David Thoreau from?
What was Henry David Thoreau arrested for in 1846?
Refusing to pay taxes in protest against the war
What essay did Henry David Thoreau write when he was arrested in 1846?
Essay called "on civil disobedience
What region of Mexico was known as the "bear flag republic" when captured by the Americans in 1846?
Who was the American Captain that moved for California's independence?
John C. Frèmont
When was the Battle of Buena Vista won?
What treaty ended the Mexican War?
Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo
When was the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo signed?
What four states became part of the US because of the treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo?
New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada, Utah
How much land did the United states gain From Mexico after the Mexican American war?
HALF A MILLION SQUARE MILES
What was the name of the large movement of Mexicans and Indians into the U.S. following the Mexican war?
Which state earned from winning the Mexican War was not allowed to become a state until 1912?
What religion were most Mexicans?
What major discovery happened in 1848?
Gold in California
What was the non-Indian population of California in 1852?
What was the non-Indian population of California in 1860?
More than 360,000
How many Chinese landed in the US from 1849-1852?
What other country also discovered gold during this time period?
Who was the American that dialed Tokyo in 1854?
Commodore Matthew Perry
What country did America strive to open trade with in the 1850's?
Who led the American warships to Japan to negotiate a trade treaty?
When did Japan open 2 trade ports to American shipping?
July 8th, 1853
How many square miles were gained in American soil due to winning the Mexican War?
750,000 including Texas and 525,000 without Texas
What major issue came with acquiring these new states from the Mexican War?
The argument over whether or not the states should allow slavery or not
What was the act proposed to solve the slavery question with America's newly gained territory?
Were the Northerners for or against the Wilmot Proviso?
Were the Southerners for or against the Wilmot Proviso?
What is the idea that people territory should decide if it free or slave?
What party was organized in 1848 that opposed the expansion of slavery?
Free soil party
Who did the Free Soil Party nominate in the 1848 election?
Martin Van Buren
Who was Van Buren's running mate in the 1848 election?
Who did the Democrats nominate in the 1848 election?
What is "popular sovereignty "?
The people decide
Who was the Whig candidate in the 1848 election?
Who won the 1848 election?
What French Emperor restored the Monarchy to France?
Where was the slave trade prohibited as part of the Compromise of 1850?
What was the most controversial part of the Compronise of 1850?
Fugitive Slave Act
What state became a free state because of the Compromise of 1850?
How many fugitive slaves were returned to the South because of the Fugitive Slave Act?
The escaped slave Jerry was rescued from jail in which Northern city?
Syracuse, New York
Where did many free blacks run to after the passage of the Fugitive Slave Act?
What is the Kansas-Nebraska Act?
Made popular sovereignty legal in Kanasas and Nebraska
What is the Appeal of the independent Democrats?
A group of antislavery congressmen
Who came up with the Kanasas Independent Democrats?
Stephen A. Douglas
What political party collapsed after 1854?
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