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Westward Expansion and Sectionalism


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  • 1. Multiple Choice
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    Rapid population growth, economic depressions, the prospect of inexpensive land, and trade opportunities contributed to the widespread support of which of the following?

    The Kansas-Nebraska Act

    Manifest Destiny

    The American System

    States Rights

  • 2. Multiple Choice
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    What is one reason James K Polk won the presidential election of 1844?

    He was against removing Indians from their native lands

    He favored a policy of popular sovereignty in the Kansas and Nebraska territories

    He was committed to fulfilling the goals of Manifest Destiny

    He opposed the extension of slavery west of he Mississippi River

  • 3. Multiple Choice
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    What is one political reason people supported Manifest Destiny and expanding the United States to Oregon?

    Maintaining slavery

    Spreading democracy

    Increasing capitalism

    Promoting Immigration

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