Westward Expansion Round Up!
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Directions: Use the Map to answer the following questions.
1. Which of the following letters represents the Mexican Cession? *
2. Which of the following letters represents the Texas Annexation? *
3. Which of the following letters represents the Oregon Country? *
4. Which of the following letters represents the Gadsden Purchase? *
5. Which of the following was a reason Pioneers moved west in the early 1800s? *
6. Why would a pioneer have gone to California in 1849? *
7. Which of the following routes would have been used by a pioneer traveling to Oregon? *
8. The idea that America was on a mission from God to spread democracy by expanding across the continent is known as? *
9. Which of the following presidents was elected in 1844 by telling Americans he would continue to expand the nation even if it meant war? *
Don't Mess With Texas!
10. Which of the following was the most famous battle fought in the Texan War for Independence? *
11. How did Texas become part of the United States? *
12. Should someone mess with Texas? *
13. Which of the following was a direct cause of the Mexican-American War? *
14. How did California become part of the United States? *
15. Where would a pioneer have gone in 1849 if he wanted to mine for gold? *
16. Who was the dictator of Mexico during the 1820s and 1830s? *
17. Which of the individuals below was a famous American general during the Mexican War? *
19. Which river below makes up part of the southern border of the United States today? *
20. Which mountain range can be found in the wester United States? *
21. The United States western coast line in California and Oregon boarders which of the oceans below? *
22. What was the most common mode of transportation a pioneer would have taken to start a new life in the west? *
23. Which form of communication connected the eastern part of the country with California in 1860? *
24. In 1869, which form of transportation was completed in Utah that turned a 6 month trip west into a 6 day trip? *
25. Which of the following individuals below was a famous defender of the Alamo? *
26. Texas and California used to be part of which country below? *
27. Which scandal below involved the Transcontinental Railroad? *
28. The United States once shared Oregon with which of the following countries? *
29. Which of the following natural ports was President Polk interested in acquiring from Mexico? *
30. As a group, make a list of at least 5 things you learned about America's Westward Expansion. Explain each of these in the form of at least one COMPLETE sentence. *
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