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The Gadsden Purchase of 1853 was made mainly to
a) Provide a good railroad route to California
b) Greatly enlarge the territory of Arizona
c) Stop illegal immigration from Mexico to the US
d) Settle a long border dispute with Mexico

Who claimed the land south of the Oregon Country?
a) Alaska
b) Mexico
c) Great Britain
d) United States

What part of North America was claimed by Russia in 1846?
a) Canada
b) California
c) Oregon
d) Alaska

The War with Mexico began with
a) A border dispute in Texas
b) California’s Bear Flag Republic
c) The Battle of Buena Vista
d) A US invasion of New Mexico

In the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo that ended the Mexican War
a) The US agreed that its invasion of Mexico was unjust
b) Mexico agreed to pay the US $15 million in war damages
c) Mexico ceded about half of its territory to the US
d) The US promised to honor Mexico’s claim to California

The annexation of Texas was opposed by many Americans because
a) Spain still claimed Texas
b) The purchase price was too high
c) Texas was too large to be a state
d) Texas allowed slavery

How did President James Polk deal with the dispute between the US and Britain over Oregon Territory?
a) He agreed to joint occupancy of Oregon
b) He stood up to Britain by seizing all of Oregon by force
c) He compromised with Britain by accepting half of Oregon
d) He gave in to Britain by ceding most of Oregon

President Thomas Jefferson’s purchase of Louisiana
a) Doubled the size of the US
b) Violated the constitution
c) Was opposed by western farmers
d) Led to war with Great Britain

Florida was acquired by Secretary of State John Quincy Adams through
a) Trickery
b) Diplomacy
c) Warfare
d) Purchase

The belief that the United States had the right and duty to expand across the North American continent to be known as
a) Manifest Destiny
b) The Monroe Doctrine
c) The Great Experiment
d) Oregon Fever

How did Polk prefer to get New Mexico and California?
a) By force
b) By purchase
c) Through war
d) Ask for it

Why did the Western Farmers cheer the acquisition of the Louisiana Purchase?
a) They wanted Jefferson to be re-elected
b) It was taken without bloodshed
c) They were not happy with the purchase
d) They liked the use of force

What did California call themselves immediately after they got their independence from Mexico?
a) The Lone Star State
b) The 49ers
c) The Bear Flag Republic
d) Sleeping Bear Dunes

What was the Battle Cry of Texas?
a) All for one and one for all
b) Texas the Great
c) Lone Star
d) Remember the Alamo

Which territory was ceded by Spain to the United States in 1819?
a) Florida
b) Texas
c) Mexican Cession
d) Louisiana Purchase

Which two territories were won from Mexico as a result of the war?
a) Texas Florida
b) Texas Mexican Cession
c) Mexican Cessions Oregon Territory
d) Louisiana Purchase Gadsden Purchase

Which territory was purchased from Mexico in 1853?
a) Gadsden Purchase
b) Texas
c) Louisiana
d) Florida

How many people who stayed and fought at the Alamo survived?
a) 1
b) 2
c) 0
d) 3

Which territory was sold to us by France?
a) Texas
b) Oregon
c) Florida
d) Louisiana

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