Regents Review: Territorial Expansi...

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27 questions

1. Multiple-choice
15 minutes
Q. The original settlements in the thirteen British colonies were all located
answer choices
east of the Appalachian Mountains
along the Gulf Coast
on the Great Plains
west of the Mississippi River
2. Multiple-choice
15 minutes
Q. Which geographic feature served as the western-most boundary for British colonial settlements prior to the Revolutionary War?
answer choices
Rocky Mountains
Missouri River
Appalachian Mountains
Great Plains
3. Multiple-choice
15 minutes
Q. Which geographic feature served as the western boundary of the United States after winning the Revolutionary War?
answer choices
Rocky Mountains
Mississippi River 
Appalachian Mountains
Pacific Ocean
4. Multiple-choice
15 minutes
Q. A major reason for Thomas Jefferson’s purchase of the Louisiana Territory was to
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eliminate Spanish control of California
take possession of all of Florida
give the United States control of the Mississippi River
provide access to areas east of the Appalachian Mountains
5. Multiple-choice
15 minutes
Q. A geographic and economic motivation for the Louisiana Purchase (1803) was the desire to
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annex California
secure land for the Erie Canal
control the port of New Orleans
own all of the Great Lakes
6. Multiple-choice
30 seconds

On what grounds would strict constructionists of the United States Constitution have questioned the purchase of the Louisiana Territory?

answer choices

It violated the guarantee of states' rights.

The president was not specifically given the power to

purchase new land.

Congress was opposed to expansion west of the Mississippi


The Constitution applied only to the original thirteen states.

7. Multiple-choice
30 seconds

What were the primary arguments against the purchase of Louisiana Territory?

answer choices

The land was unexplored and uninhabitable

The Constitution did not specifically state it was within the President's rights to purchase land

Native American tribes within the territory were hostile toward white settlers

The territory was too expensive for a young nation already in debt.

8. Multiple-choice
30 seconds

Jefferson purchased the Louisiana Territory, even though the Constitution did not give him the power to do so. Thus, Jefferson's purchase of Louisiana is an example of

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strict construction

State’s rights

loose construction

judicial review

9. Multiple-choice
15 minutes
Q. Adherence to a strict interpretation of the Constitution would have prevented President Thomas Jefferson from
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making the Louisiana Purchase
writing "State of the Union" messages
receiving ambassadors
commissioning military officers
10. Multiple-choice
15 minutes
Q. In the 1840s, the term manifest destiny was used by many Americans to justify
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the extension of slavery into the territories
war with Russia over the Oregon territory
the acquisition of colonies in Latin America
westward expansion into lands claimed by other nations
11. Multiple-choice
15 minutes
Q. Manifest destiny was used to justify an American desire to
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limit the number of immigrants entering the country
control the area located east of the Appalachian Mountains
expand the United States to the Pacific Ocean
warn European countries against colonizing Latin America
12. Multiple-choice
15 minutes
Q. In the 1840s, President James K. Polk's belief in manifest destiny led to
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a war with Mexico
an alliance with several South American nations
the establishment of new colonies in the Caribbean
a ban on the activities of northern abolitionists
13. Multiple-choice
15 minutes
Q. Which statement best reflects the effect of U.S. expansion before the Civil War?
answer choices
each time the U.S. acquired more land, tensions rose between the north and south over whether slavery should spread there
These lands were acquired without any problems.
14. Multiple-choice
15 minutes
Q. What did The Missouri Compromise (1820), the Compromise of 1850, and the Kansas-Nebraska Act (1854) attempt to do?
answer choices
end fighting between farmers and Native American Indians
encourage manufacturing in the West
settle disputes over the spread of slavery to the western territories
increase the voters in presidential elections
15. Multiple-choice
15 minutes
Q. Which was a major result of the Homestead Act of 1862?
answer choices
increased public awareness of the need for conservation of natural resources
increased development of Western lands
decreased conflicts between Native American Indians and white settlers
decreased economic opportunities for easterners
16. Multiple-choice
15 minutes
Q. After the Civil War, the passage of the Homestead Act and the completion of the transcontinental railroad helped to fulfill the United States commitment to
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racial equality
manifest destiny
conservation of natural resources
17. Multiple-choice
15 minutes
Q. What did the invention of the steel plow, the passage of the Homestead Act, and the completion of the transcontinental railroad all contribute to?
answer choices
development of the Great Plains
growth of the plantation system of agriculture
extension of slavery into the western territories
gold rushes in California and Nevada
18. Multiple-choice
15 minutes

After the Civil War, which two developments most helped open the American West to settlement?

answer choices
the building of the Erie Canal and the purchase of the Louisiana Territory
the discovery of gold in California and the construction of the Panama Canal
the annexation of Texas and the invention of the cotton gin

the implementation of the Homestead Act and the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad

19. Multiple-choice
15 minutes
Q. During the late 19th century, the growth of capitalism encouraged United States imperialism because of the desire of business to
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obtain new markets for American products
compete with foreign industries
provide humanitarian aid to poor nations
industrialize underdeveloped nations
20. Multiple-choice
15 minutes
Q. Which argument was used to support U.S. acquisition of overseas possessions in the late 1800's?
answer choices
The U.S. needed to obtain raw materials, new markets, and military bases.
The spread of Marxism threatened world peace.
The U.S. should be the first world power to build a colonial empire.
The doctrine of manifest destiny had become obsolete.
21. Multiple-choice
15 minutes
Q. Involvement in the Spanish-American War, acquisition of Hawaii, and introduction of the Open Door policy in China were actions taken by the U.S. to
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establish military alliances with other nations
gain overseas markets and sources of raw materials
begin the policy of manifest destiny
support isolationist forces in Congress
22. Multiple-choice
15 minutes
Q. One major result of the Spanish-American War was that the United States
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established many foreign-aid programs
obtained overseas colonies
abandoned the principles of the Monroe Doctrine
settled disputes by relying on international peace organizations
23. Multiple-choice
15 minutes
Q. The Spanish-American War brought about a major change in United States foreign policy in that the United States
answer choices
gained the Panama Canal
lost vast acreage to the Spanish
became a colonial power
ended its policy of intervention
24. Multiple-choice
15 minutes
Q. A major reason for the United States decision to build the Panama Canal was the
answer choices
success of the Erie Canal
discovery of silver in Nevada
need to prevent Mexico from retaking California and Texas
desire to increase foreign trade and military security
25. Multiple-choice
15 minutes
Q. Which United States policy is most closely associated with the annexation of Hawaii and the Philippines?
answer choices
international cooperation
26. Multiple-choice
2 minutes

Why did construction of the Panama Canal become more important to the United States after the Spanish-American War?

answer choices

(1) Congress realized that the key threat to national security came from South America.

(2) Great Britain had plans to purchase the canal zone and colonize the territory.

(3) Spain had regained control of its former colonies near the canal route.

(4) The navy needed a faster way to move ships between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.

27. Multiple-choice
2 minutes

Between 1900 and 1930, United States relations with Latin America were characterized by repeated United States efforts to

answer choices

(1) encourage the redistribution of land to the poor

(2) deny economic aid to developing nations

(3) limit the influence of communist dictators

(4) control the internal affairs of many nations in the region

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