US History 8th Unit 07 Westward Expansion STAAR
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  • Question 1
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    What is the American belief to own land to the Pacific Ocean?

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    Manifest Destiny

    Northwest Ordinance

    Louisiana Purchase

    Adams Onis Treaty

  • Question 2
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    What turned territories into states?

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    Manifest Destiny

    Northwest Ordinance

    Louisiana Purchase

    Adams Onis Treaty

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    What did Lewis and Clark explore?

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    Manifest Destiny

    Northwest Ordinance

    Louisiana Purchase

    Adams Onis Treaty

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    What was obtained from Great Britain in 1846 (Border Dispute) 54-40 or Fight!?

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    Oregon Country

    Northwest Ordinance

    Louisiana Purchase

    Adams Onis Treaty

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    Why did many northerners oppose the Mexican War?

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    Another slave state would be added

    He refused to pay his taxes

    California Gold Rush

    Violated North West Ordinance

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    Why did many northerners oppose the Mexican War?

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    The Oregon Territory conflict

    Another slave state would be added

    It stopped Manifest Destiny

    It violated the Missouri Compromise

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    How did Transcendentalist Henry David Thoreau protest the Mexican War?

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    He joined the Army and refused to fight

    He wrote anti-war pamphlets

    He attended rallies with Frederick Douglas

    He refused to pay his taxes

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    What started the Mexican War?

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    The Louisiana Purchase

    Border dispute with Mexico (Rio Grande v. the Nueces Rivers)

    The Adams Onis Treaty

    California Gold Rush

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    What ended the Mexican American war also known as the Mexican Cession?

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    Treaty of Velasco

    Treaty of Ghent

    Treaty of Paris

    Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo

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    What happened in 1849?

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    California Gold Rush

    North West Ordinance passed

    Thoreau was jailed by the IRS

    Texas joined the Union

  • Question 11
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    What cost 10 Million dollars and was acquired for a Railroad?

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    Louisiana Purchase

    Mexican Cession

    Florida Territory

    Gadsden Purchase

  • Question 12
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    Economic reasons for manifest destiny

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    business opportunities, new farm lands, & opening new trade markets

    Tariff of Abominations

    Closing of the National Bank

    The opening of the 2nd National Bank

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    What came out of the Compromise of 1850?

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    Indian Removal Act

    South gets the Fugitive Slave Act(Laws) and the North gets California

    Texas became a slave state

    Access to the Oregon Trail

  • Question 14
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    Which trail did Brigham Young establish to Utah?

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    Mormon Trail

    Oregon Trail

    Santa Fe Trail

    California Trail

  • Question 15
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    Which trail was the earliest route to the Pacific?

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    Mormon Trail

    Oregon Trail

    Santa Fe Trail

    California Trail

  • Question 16
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    Which trail opened trade routes in the Southwest?

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    Mormon Trail

    Oregon Trail

    Santa Fe Trail

    California Trail

  • Question 17
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    Which trail was the main route for gold miners?

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    Mormon Trail

    Oregon Trail

    Santa Fe Trail

    California Trail

  • Question 18
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    What was the first to connect the East and West coast mainly built by Chinese laborer?

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    Erie Canal

    Subcontinental Coastal Underpass

    Transcontinental Rail Road

    Panama Canal

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    Why did Brigham Young lead the Mormons to Utah?

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    They were being persecuted in the east

    To punish for no reason

    to non-violently protest the government

    Group of people moving

  • Question 20
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    Persecution

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    to gain land

    To punish for no reason

    $$$ Money

    To add territory

  • Question 21
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    Expansion

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    to gain land

    To punish for no reason

    $$$ Money

    to non-violently protest the government

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    Economic

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    $$$ Money

    To add territory

    The people decide

    Group of people moving

  • Question 23
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    Annexation

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    $$$ Money

    To add territory

    The people decide

    Group of people moving

  • Question 24
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    Popular Sovereignty

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    $$$ Money

    To add territory

    The people decide

    Group of people moving

  • Question 25
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    Settlement Pattern

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    $$$ Money

    To add territory

    The people decide

    Group of people moving

  • Question 26
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    Civil Disobedience

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    To punish for no reason

    to non-violently protest the government

    To add territory

    Group of people moving

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