5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- John C. Fremont
- Manifest Destiny
- Oregon Territory
- Stephen Austin
- Mexican War 1846
- a In 1823 he followed his father's plans to settle Texas. A few hundred settlers came to Texas with Austin. They bought their land for 12 1/2 cents per acre.
- b Polk sent General taylor and the army to the disputed Texan territory. Talyor waited for a Mexican offensive but he had to provoke Santa Anna to have a battle. This Mexican offensive justified Polks declaration of war against Mexico. The U.S. thoroughly defeated the Mexican armies and was greatly rewarded at the peace treaty at Guadalupe-Hidalgo.
- c 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.
- d A belief that the U.S. was the most perfect country in the world and that God wanted the U.S. to continue expanding. By doing so, less fortunate people in the western hemisphere could enjoy the blessing of a democratic institiution.
- e At one time jointly occupied by the U.S., Russia, and Spain. Later on, only Britian and the U.S. occupied this territory. A treaty between England and the U.S. in 1846 split the territory at the 49th parrel.
5 Multiple choice questions
- Lord Ashburton from England and Daniel Webster from the U.S. negotiated the border between Maine and Canada in 1842. This treaty gave the U.S. 7/12 of the disputed land and defined the boundries between Lake Superior and Maine.
- 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.
- Was signed by Nicholas Trist, ended the Mexican War and confirmed the American title to Texas. It also gave the U.S. land from Mexico to Oregeon for $15 miliion and required the U.S. government to assume all claims against Mexico.
- A four-time senator from missouri and headed the military commitee before the Mexican War. His nickname was "Mr. Manifest Destiny" because he strongly advocated American expansion.
- The Oregon Territory was at one time jointly occupied by the U.S., Russia, and Spain. Later on, only Britian and the U.S. occupied this territory. A treaty between England and the U.S. in 1846 split the territory at the 49th parrel.
5 True/False questions
Horace Greenley → Te editior of the New York Tribune who said "Go West Young Man, Go West." The quote symbolized Manifest Destiny
Zachary Taylor, Buena Visita → He was the chief clerk of the State Department, who sent to arrange an armistice with Santa Anna. He wrote and signed the treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo.
Spot Resolutions 1846 → Abraham Licoin asked Polk to name the Precise "spot" on American soil where American blood had allegedlly been shed. This resolution came after Polk demanded war against Mexico because American blood had been shed. American blood had been shed on the disputed territory, not on American soil.
Stephen Kearny → 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.
John J. Astor → 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.