5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- Gadsden Purchase 1853
- Stephen Kearny
- Aroostock War 1838
- Nueces River
- John C. Fremont
- a James Gadsden was a South Carolinia railroad man who was appointed by the minister to Mexico. He was told to buy land South of the Arizona teritory from Mexico because it was the best site for the Southern Transcontinental Railroad. The U.S. government bought the land for $10 miliion.
- b He was in California in 1846 with 62 sharpshooters. he overthrew the Mexican government and raised the California flag to proclaim the new California Republic.
- c A war between lumberjacks from the U.S. and Canada over disputed territory between Maine and New Brunswick.
- d He left from Kansas with 1,700 men to capture California. On the way he captured Santa Fe and met with John C. Fremont's scout, who told him that Fremont had already captured California.
- e The U.S. and Mexico disputed over the southern boundry of Texas. The U.S. said that the Rio Grande River was the legitimate border, while Mexico argued that the Nueces River was the southern border of Texas. The Nueces River had always been the Texan border, but by demanding the Rio Grande as the border, Texas recieved more land from Mexico.
5 Multiple choice questions
- He represented Texas in the U.S. Senate and later became the govenor of Texas. He also led the Texan army yo victory at San Jacinto.
- A statement by Dacid Wilmot that said that slavery should not exsist in any part of the territories received from Mexico. It soon came to symbolized the burning issue of slavery between the North and the South.
- John Slidell was sent by President Polk to buy California from Mexico. The Mexican government did not recieve Slidell because of Strong anti-American sentiment.
- A war between Texas and Mexico and began after Texas declared its independence from Mexico. The U.S. recongnized the Texas Republic (Lone Star Republic) but did not annex it because the northerners disliked more slave states.
- President of Mexico during the Texas War for Independence and the Mexican War. After both of these wars, he ceded the northern provinces of Mexico and Texas to the U.S.
5 True/False questions
Mexican Cession 1848 → Reffered to a large amount of land given to the U.S. after the Mexican War. This land included present-day Utah, Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, and California.
James K. Polk → He was an American fur trapper and realator who went to the Oregon Territory to challenge the Hudson Bay Company monopoly on the fur trade and returned to the east bankrupt.
Horace Greenley → Te editior of the New York Tribune who said "Go West Young Man, Go West." The quote symbolized Manifest Destiny
Lone Star Republic → He was a democratic president from Tennesee who was very dedicated to his work, During his presidency, he lowered tariffs, re-established the independent Treasury, and obtained Oregon and California.
Stephen Austin → He left from Kansas with 1,700 men to capture California. On the way he captured Santa Fe and met with John C. Fremont's scout, who told him that Fremont had already captured California.