Westward Expansion & Manifest Destiny (2)

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1 Advocates of Manifest Destiny claimed the motive for territorial expansion was to?:
achieve a political balance between North and South.
secure new resources and markets for the United States.
extend American liberty to new territories.
ensure that no foreign powers gained territory in North America.

2 The main issue in James K. Polk's 1844 presidential campaign was his commitment to?:
increase the tariff.
reducing the cost of western land.
rechartering the Bank of the United States.
territorial expansion of the United States.

3 In the Ostend Manifesto, American diplomats called for American?:
support of the Hungarian Revolution against Austria.
annexation of Cuba by force, if necessary.
diplomatic relations and trade with Japan.
annexation of the kingdom of Hawaii.

4 The fate of the Donner party best illustrates?:
the hazards faced by pioneers traveling west on the Overland Trail.
the lack of appeal of abolitionism to the majority of immigrants.
the widespread lack of interest among Americans in Henry Clay's American System by the 1840s.
the vicious attacks on Catholics and immigrants that took place in the 1830s and 1840s.

5 Opponents of the war with Mexico included?:
a majority of the U. S. Congress.
pro-slavery leaders of the South.
residents of Texas and California.
New England abolitionists.

6 One reason for the Anglo-Texan rebellion against Mexican rule was that?:
the Mexicans opposed slavery.
the Mexican government refused to allow the "Old Three Hundred" to purchase land.
the Anglo-Texans wanted to break away from a government that had grown too authoritarian.
the Anglo-Texans objected to the Mexican government's execution of Stephen Austin.
all of these choices are correct.

7 According to the Treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo, the United States?:
gained California and New Mexico.
forfeited all claims above the 54o 40' line.
received $15 million from Mexico.
prohibited slavery in Texas.

8 On the question of Oregon?:
Polk privately favored compromise with the British.
England did not think the issue worth a war.
most of the border was drawn at the 49th. Parallel.
all of these choices are correct.

9 Had it passed, the Wilmot Proviso would have?:
divided Texas into five slave states.
prohibited slavery in any territory won from Mexico.
extended the Missouri Compromise line to the Pacific.
given legal sanction to the doctrine of popular sovereignty.

10 The prominent issue in national politics in the 1840s was?:
the abolition of slavery.
the temperance movement.
the creation of a new national bank.
the westward expansion of U. S. territory.
women's rights.