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1

What lessons would a Western Traveler learn from the Donner Party?

Don't take short cuts; Don't look for short cuts

2

How did the US government help traders on the Santa Fe trail?

They used troops to escort convoys.

3

What roll did the transcontinental railroad play in California's development?

Gave means to grow by connecting the state to the rest of the country.

4

Which of the following shows how various cultures shaped on one another in the South West after the Mexican Cession?

Communities celebrated both Mexican and American holidays.

5

Marriage to more than one wife caused......

Mormons to be persecuted.

6

Which of the following statements was true about the United States army at the beginning of the Mexican War.

They were better equipped.

7

Which statement best describes Empresario

They were agents who brought settlers to Texas.

8

The slogan "54 40 or fight" referred to.....

The line in which they wanted Northern Territory to extend.

9

Challenges Mexican Americans faced when American settlers poured into the South West

Mexican land laws differed from United States land laws.

10

Americans moved west in the early 1800s because French and British companies had depleted lumber.

False

11

A placerminer was employed to search for places that were most likely to contain gold.

False

12

Mexican officials didn't give John Sutter permission to start a colony.

True

13

One way in which Americans made life difficult for Chinese was by prohibiting them from opening their own business.

False

14

As a result of the population explosion of Gold Fever, California became eligible for statehood.

True

15

Mission besieged during an important battle of the Texas revolution.

The Alamo

16

Dispute in Somono, California between Mexicans and American settlers.

Bear Flag Revolt

17

Empresario who started a colony on Lower Colorado River in 1822.

Stephen F. Austin

18

Mexican general who was captured at the battle of San Jacinto.

Antonio Lopez Santa Anna

19

Mexican Priest who led Native Americans and Mestizos in a rebellion in 1810.

Miguel Hidalgo

20

United State president who favored the annexation of Texas in 1844.

James K. Polk

21

Idea that the United States was bound to expand to the Pacific Ocean and spread democracy.

Manifest Destiny