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Within the ideology of Manifest Destiny were all the following beliefs EXCEPT

United States expansion was acceptable so long as it stayed out of Mexico and Canada

by 1830, Texas

saw the united states unsuccessfully attempt to purchase it

in the 1820s and 1830s the government of Mexico

moved from favoring to opposing American immigration into Texas

In 1836, the battle of San Jacinto

led to independence for Texas

In the mid-1840s, the Oregon country in the Pacific northwest

included on Indian population that had devastated by disease

Which of the following towns served as a major departure point for migrants traveling west on the overland trails

Independence Missouri

The presidential election of 1844

was won by a democrat

As president, James K. Polk

none of these answers are correct

The Mexican War resulted from

The United States provoking Mexico to fight

The key to victory for the United States in the Mexican War was

Winfield Scott's seizure of Mexico City

When President Polk received the terms of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, he

angrily claimed that Trist had violated his instructions

The Wilmot Proviso

prohibited slavery in any land acquired from Mexico

In the 1848 elections, the new party that emerged as a political force was the

Free-Soil Party

The Chinese who came to California during the gold rush

had similar aspirations as the American participants

In 1849, President Zachary Taylor favored admitting California

as a free state

During the debate on the Compromise of 1850,

President Zachary Taylor suddenly died

The passage of the Fugitive Slave Act

intensified the debate over slavery

in the 1850s in an effort to undercut the Fugitive slave Act, some northern states

passed laws preventing the deportation of fugitive slaves

The 1854 Ostend Manifesto

was part of an attempt by the United States to acquire Cuba

The 1853 Gadsden Purchase

advanced the interests of Southern Railroads

The political party came into being largely in response to the Kansas-Nebraska Act was

The Republican Party

The 1856 beating of Charles summer on the floor of the united states Senate

was a vicious assault carried out by a member of congress

Southern defenders of slavery made all of the following arguments EXCEPT

Black codes protected slaves from abuse

the first Republican candidate for president was

John C. Fremont

The supreme court held in the case of Dred Scott v. Sandford

the Missouri Compromise was unconstitutional

The 1857 Lecompton (kansas) constitution was

twice rejected by a majority of Kansas voters

In the 1858 Abraham Lincoln-Stephen Douglas debates

Lincoln argued slavery was a threat to the growth of white free labor

As a result of his 1858 debates with Stephen Douglas, Abraham Lincoln

gained many new supporters outside of Illinois

In the 1860 elections, the political party most deeply divided over slavery was

the democratic party

In the election of 1860,

white southerners concluded their position in the Union was hopeless

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