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Chapter 15

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What is the name given to the belief that the United States had the right to control all the land from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean. Manifest Destiny.
List the ways the United States acquired land. Through war,Through treaties,Through settlements, Through purchasing it.
How did the Louisiana Purchase change the size of the United States? It doubled the nation.
Why did the United States want Florida? To end raids on Georgia farms.
Why did some northerners oppose Texas becoming part of the United States? Texas allowed slavery.
What was the main reason for settlers to travel to Oregon Country? Fertile farm land.
What was James Polk’s slogan in the 1844 campaign? "All of Oregon or none! "
Why were the Tejanos angry at the Americans settling in Texas? They were settling illegally.
What was Mexico’s policy toward slavery in 1830? It was illegal.
What event started the Mexican-American War? The annexation of Texas by the U.S. Congress led to a border disagreement.
How was Mexico affected by the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo? It decreased its territory by half.
What was a main goal of President Polk? He wanted the Untied States to increase its territory.
What was an opinion expressed by those who were against the expansion of the United States? The United States bullied its weaker neighbors.
What was gained through the Gadsden Purchase of 1853? A good railroad route to California.
Created by: sam.nichols