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Chapter 13

American hostory
The most plausible reason for the Texas Revolution was
the unwillingness of Anglo-Americans to accept Mexican rule.
The leader of the Mormon trek to Utah was
Brigham Young
The United States expected the Mexican-American War
to be of a relatively short duration.
The majority of Irish immigrants settled in the
The possibility of war with Great Britain over Oregon was increased by
James Polk's aggressive foreign policy.
The growth of American industry in the 1830s and 1840s was NOT influenced by
the discovery of new natural resources
In 1830, California, Texas, and New Mexico were under the sovereignty of
Which one of the following states actually existed for ten years as an independent nation before its admission to the Union?
California in the 1820s and 1830s
was controlled by wealthy rancheros.
Which of the following was NOT Mexican territory in 1825?
The rallying cry "Fifty-Four Forty or Fight" referred to which desired territory?
Local and state governments in the United States
were an important source of funding for railroads.
Most German immigrants came to the United States to escape
hard times.
President Polk provoked the Mexican-American War by
ordering Zachary Taylor's army into the disputed area south of the Nueces River.
One of the most important effects of the American industrial revolution was
a great wave of immigration.
Which of the following Mexican policies irritated the Anglo-American settlers of Texas in the early 1830s?
none of the above
The major factor that pushed the Irish immigrant to the United States in the 1840s and 1850s was
the great potato famine.
John Tyler initiated the politics of Manifest Destiny
to build a base for his re-election in 1844.
Between the 1830s and 1840s, most of the immigrants to the United States came from
western Europe.
The inventor of the mechanical reaper was
Cyrus McCormick.
Opposition to Tyler's plan for the annexation of Texas came, primarily, from
northern antislavery Whigs.
Delaying the equitable division of the Oregon Country was the reluctance of both the United States and Britain to surrender access to
the Columbia River basin.
The founder of the Mormon Church was
Joseph Smith.
_________, the hero of San Jacinto, became the first president of the Texas Republic.
Sam Houston.
Shippers did not immediately shift to the railroads because
canal boats were cheaper.
James Polk went to war with Mexico
to force the cession of New Mexico and California.
Manifest Destiny was based, in part, on
the belief that God was on the side of American expansionism.
Which one of the following was an important premise of Manifest Destiny?
all of the above
German immigrants
suffered less prejudice than the Irish.
By the end of the 1850s, railroads had
transformed the AMerican economy.