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Why did settlers often build communities along rivers?
a) rivers were a good source of transportation for people and goods
b) rivers were less dangerous than other methods of travel
c) settlers could not travel westward unles they used rivers
d) rivers provided settlers with the only means of travel

California, Texas, and New Mexico were originally settled by ____, but acquired by the United States during a period known as ____.
a) France...Westernization
b) France...Manifest Destiny
c) Spain...Manifest Destiny
d) Spain...Westernization

Great Britain and the United States resolved the Oregon issue by setting the boundary between them at the
a) 40 degree line of latitude
b) 49 degree line of latitude
c) 54 degree line of latitude
d) 60 degree line of latitude

What was James K. Polk\'s presidential campaign slogan in 1844?
a) Tippecanoe and Tyler Too
b) Polk to the Rescue
c) Whigs or Death
d) Fifty-four Forty or Fight

The first Americans to reach the Oregon country were
a) farmers
b) loggers
c) fur traders
d) merchants

The main route that settlers took to Oregon was called the
a) South Pass
b) East Pass
c) West Pass
d) North Pass

The first large-scale migration to Oregon left from
a) Indianapolis, Indiana
b) Independence, Missouri
c) Atlanta, Georgia
d) Columbus, Ohio

Which of the following events occurred first?
a) the 13 English colonies were established
b) South Carolina threatened to secede from the Union
c) George Washington became the first President of the United States
d) the U.S. Constitution was written

The religious group known as the Mormons helped to settle the area that became the state of-
a) California
b) Utah
c) Ohio
d) Oregon

The discovery of gold in California contributed to
a) growing tension between the Union and Confederacy
b) an increase in the population of California
c) the Lewis and Clark expedition to the West
d) the Mexican War

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