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To incorporate territory into an existing country or political entity.
a) annex
b) assimilate
c) cession
d) ford

To absorb the cultural traits of a new land.
a) annex
b) assimilate
c) cession
d) ford

Something that is given up, such as a land.
a) ford
b) annex
c) cession
d) forty-niner

To cross a body of water at a shallow place.
a) cession
b) free state
c) gold rush
d) ford

A person who took part in the 1849 California Gold Rush
a) forty-niner
b) forty-fourer
c) eighty-niner
d) gold rusher

Any state that did not allow slavery before the Civil War.
a) manifest destiny
b) free state
c) assimilate
d) ford

The rush of settlers to California that began in 1848 after the discovery of gold at Sutter's Mill.
a) manifest destiny
b) ford
c) forty-niner
d) gold rush

The belief that the United States should control the land between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.
a) Manifest Destiny
b) free state
c) annex
d) reservation

A person who discovers a new route through unexplored places.
a) wagon train
b) annex
c) slave state
d) pathfinder

Land set aside by the federal government for American Indians
a) slave state
b) free state
c) reservation
d) pathfinder

Any state that allowed slavery before the Civil War.
a) reservation
b) free state
c) cession
d) slave state

a lined-up group of wagons, each pulled by horses or oxen.
a) pathfinder
b) wagon train
c) reservation
d) gold rush

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