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The Fugitive Slave Laws did all of the following EXCEPT:
a) Escaped slaves were caught and returned to their owner b) Required African Americans to show proof of freedom (Freedom Papers) c) Caused slave catchers to ignore or destroy Freedom Papers d) Gave African Americans right to vote
The ___________________ allowed California to enter as a free state, but named Washington, DC as a slave territory. It also allowed the area of the Mexican Cession to decide by vote to be free or slave.
a) Kansas-Nebraska Act b) Compromise of 1850 c) Dred Scott Decision d) Missouri Compromise
The ___________ stated that any territory above the 36 30' latitude line would be a free territory and below the line would be a slave territory. By admitting Missouri as a slave state, Maine was admitted as a free state.
a) Kansas-Nebraska Act b) Dred Scott Decision c) Texas Annexation d) Missouri Compromise
The _____________ tribe went to war with the United States in Florida over their refusal to move to reservations. The Native American group lost this war and were forced to move.
a) Cherokee b) Shoshone c) Seminole d) Mohawk
The _____________ refers to the forced removal of the Native Americans to reservations in present day Oklahoma. Roughly 1/4 of the population of indians died on this journey.
a) Indian Removal Act b) Trail of Tears c) Northwest Ordinance of 1787 d) Indian Wars
The ___________ tribe tried to live in peace with the Americans by adopting their customs such as language and government. They eventually took their case to the Supreme Court, who denied their right to keep their land.
a) Cherokee b) Mohawk c) Shoshone d) Appalachian
The ________________________ was a law passed by President Andrew Jackson that provided land and money to tribes that agreed to move west of the MIssissippi River.
a) Trail of Tears b) Indian Removal Act c) Northwest Ordinance of 1787 d) Indian Wars
The ____________________________ allowed new territories to become states when their population reached a certain number of white settlers. It later became the states of Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Illinois, and Wisconsin.
a) Indian Removal Act b) Northwest Ordinance of 1787 c) Trail of Tears d) Indian Wars
This area was once claimed by four countries. It was valued for its availability of furs to trap and trade. The entire area was eventually split by the Unites States and Great Britain after a treaty was signed.
a) Mexican Cession b) Florida Purchase c) Oregon Treaty d) Texas Annexation
This land was acquired as a result of winning the Mexican War. President Polk tried to buy this land, but the Mexican government would not sell. Therefore, the US army invaded and defeated Mexico to win this area.
a) Mexican Cession b) Florida Purchase c) Oregon Treaty d) Louisiana Purchase
This area was once its own nation after it fought for independence from Mexico. It was then admitted as part of the United States when James K. Polk became president.
a) Mexican Cession b) Louisiana Purchase c) Florida Purchase d) Texas Annexation
This land was purchased from Spain for $5 million and a clear boundary line. Native Americans in this area fought back when Americans tried to force them out.
a) Florida Purchase b) Oregon Treaty c) Texas Annexation d) Mexican Cession
This land was purchased from France for about 3 cents per acre. This land acquisition nearly doubled the size of the United States.
a) Florida Purchase b) Louisiana Purchase c) Oregon Treaty d) Mexican Cession
This African American man was a slave whose master had taken him into a free territory. He sued his master for his freedom but lost the case.
a) Harriet Tubman b) Zebulon Pike c) Daniel Boone d) Dred Scott
Which of the following was NOT a reason that colonists expanded to the western lands of the United States?
a) California Gold Rush b) Religious Freedom c) Fur trapping and trading d) Escape taxes of King George III
What term is used to describe the idea that it was a God-given to expand and claim land from coast to coast?
a) Manifest Destiny b) California Gold Rush c) Oregon Treaty d) Freedom of religion
This man explored the upper region of the Mississippi River and the Oregon Territory. He made peace treaties with Native Americans.
a) Daniel Boone b) Lewis and Clark c) Zebulon Pike d) Christopher Columbus
This explorer documented much of the land in the Louisiana Territory and traveled all the way to the Pacific Ocean with the help of a Native American guide, Sacajawea.
a) Zebulon Pike b) Christopher Columbus c) Lewis and Clark d) Daniel Boone
This explorer crossed the Appalachian Mountains through the Cumberland Gap. He created the first national road, the Wilderness Trail.
a) Zebulon Pike b) Lewis and Clark c) Daniel Boone d) Christopher Columbus
Since the government wanted to build a transcontinental railroad through Kansas, the ________________ repealed the 36 30' line so each territory could vote on whether to be a slave state or a free state.
a) Missouri Compromise b) Kansas-Nebraska Act c) Fugitive Slave Laws d) Compromise of 1850
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