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Unit #10

Manifest Destiny

QuestionAnswer
Define manifest destiny: God told white people to settle the continent
Name the boundary between the USA and Mexico: Rio Grande
What mountains protected the Mormons? The Rocky Mountains
What state can BEST be called a MORMON state? Utah
Who is the founder of Mormonism? Joseph Smith
What famous place is in the Oregon Valley? Willamette Valley
Where did Christian Missionaries first settle? Willamette Valley, Oregon
Who were the first people to go west? Christian Missionaries
What word BEST describes manifest destiny? expansion
Where did settlers leave from in order to go west? Independence, Missouri
What did all trails have to follow in going west? water
If coming from New Jersey, what mountain range did pioneers have to first cross? Appalchian Mountains
What mountains did all pioneers have to cross when going west? The Rockies
Where did the Mormon Trail lead too? Utah
Define Polygamy: A man can marry more than one woman
What state was annexed in 1845? Texas
Define annexation: addition
Approximately how many wild buffalo are there left in the United States today? 4 thousand
Today where do most buffalo live? in Yellowstone National Park
What year was gold discovered in the west? 1849
What church do Mormons belong too? Church of Later Day Saints
Why did white hunters kill buffalo? They wanted their tongues
Define Pioneer: Someone who does something for the first time
Give 3 reasons why people went west: cheap land, lots of water, good climate
In order to get to California, what trail did settlers have to take? Oregon Trail
What are Gold seekers called? 49ers
What area of the country did the Santa Fe Trail lead too? Southwest
What river did the Oregon Trail follow? Missouri River
What state was gold discovered in? California
What year was gold discovered in California? 1849
KNOW THE MAP AT THE END OF THE UNIT!!!! QUESTIONS WILL BE ASKED ON THIS MAP!!!!!!
Created by: rsweeney