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Unit 8 Test

History 2/10/14

Where in the U.S. did many Asian Immigrants settle? California
How did the Mexican Cession influence westward expansion in the U.S.? It opened up all the Southwest territory to the Pacific Ocean for settlement
During what time period did the U.S. expand its territory the most? Mid 1800s
What was the result of the Missouri Compromise? It kept balance in power between the free and slave states
In what year did the U.S. purchase the Louisiana Territory? 1803
The main reason why the U.S. wanted the Louisiana Territory was to gain access to what port? New Orleans
How was Texas added to the U.S.? It was annexed
The Northwest Ordinance of 1787 proved very important during the Manifest Destiny period, in what way was it important during this time period? It established an orderly way for territories to develop into states, and it outlined settlers rights.
What was the name of the treaty that ended the Mexican war? Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo
What were the three important provisions of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo? 1. Mexico gave us land in Mexican Cession 2. Mexico recognized Texas as part of the U.S. 3. The Rio Grande River was the new Texas Border
Why did the U.S. want the area of California to be a part of the nation? Helped finish Manifest Destiny
The majority of land gained during the Manifest Destiny Era was west of what geographic feature? Mississippi
President Polk's placement of troops on the Rio Grande contributed to the outbreak of the Mexican War due to the fact that this area was what? Disputed Territory
The Gadsden Purchase allowed American's moving west the ability to avoid what geographic hazard found in the Western Lands? Rocky Mountains
What geographic feature hampered Westward expansion of the American colonies during the late 1700s? Appalachian Mountains
What was the name of the belief that America was destined to control the land from the Atlantic Ocean, to the Pacific Ocean? How did many Americans ac upon this belief? 1. Manifest Destiny 2. Moving West
In what way did the admission of the new states in the West contribute to sectionalism? Keeps the balance depending on slave or free states
What was the determining factor in a territory having to seek statehood? Must have 60,000 people
What era are we studying? Westward Expansion, or Manifest Destiny
What was the name of the artwork? "American Progress"
What was the name of the artist? John Gast
What symbolism is used to represent Manifest Destiny? Lady Liberty
Created by: eabowman