19th Century American Expansion
19th Century American Expansion

19th Century American Expansion

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This question pack examines the era of Westward expansion and the accompanying ideological changes of 19th century America.

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US Expansion 1

On the eve of Mexican Independence, Spanish settlements were NOT concentrated in which of the following areas?

A

The California coast

B

Southern Arizona

C

Florida

D

Central Texas

E

New Mexico

US Expansion 2

Which of the following was NOT a cause of the Mexican War?

A

The Wilmot Proviso

B

The Annexation of Texas

C

The movement of American pioneers into Mexican lands

D

The collapse of diplomatic relations between America and Mexico

E

Mexico's "invasion" of the United States

US Expansion 3

Which of the following was evidence of growing sectionalism in the 1840s?

A

The Wilmot Proviso

B

The Free Soil Party

C

The Split of the Whig party

D

A and B

E

B and C

US Expansion 4

Which nation did NOT claim rights to the Pacific Northwest in the early 1800s?

A

Russia

B

France

C

America

D

Spain

E

Britain

US Expansion 5

What was the nickname of immigrants who traveled to California in search of gold?

A

Niners

B

Carbetbaggers

C

Scalawags

D

Forty-niners

E

Bootleggers

US Expansion 6

The Webster-Ashburton Treaty settled the dispute over the boundary of which state?

A

Oregon

B

California

C

Texas

D

Missouri

E

Maine

US Expansion 7

In 1854, which man gave the famous advice: "Go West ... and grow up with the country"?

A

John L. O'Sullivan

B

Horace Greeley

C

Thomas Ritchie

D

Josiah B. Grinnell

E

Joseph Smith

US Expansion 8

How did the Mexican government try to reassert its authority over Texas?

A

By reaffirming its constitutional prohibition of slavery

B

By restricting trade with the United States

C

By converting American settlers to Roman Catholicism

D

A and B

E

B and C

US Expansion 9

After the Texas Revolution, Texas became:

A

A protectorate of Mexico

B

A protectorate of the United States

C

An American state

D

A British colony

E

An independent republic

US Expansion 10

"Manifest destiny" was a phrase first used in connection with:

A

The Louisiana Purchase

B

The Oregon boundary

C

Texas annexation

D

The Missouri Question

E

None of the above

US Expansion 11

Which of the following was NOT part of Jefferson's instructions to Lewis and Clark?

A

Explore the Mississippi River

B

Take note of the local flora and fauna

C

Record the latitute and longitude at important junctures

D

Record observations of the native peoples

E

Find a passage to the Pacific

US Expansion 12

Why did France finally decide to sell the Louisiana territory?

A

It was less valuable without the colony of Saint Domingue

B

France could not afford to send forces to occupy the entire Louisiana territory

C

Napoleon wanted to abandon France's imperial aspirations in the Western Hemisphere

D

A and B

E

B and C

Social Movements of 19th Century America 1

Unlike Anglicans and Puritans, antebellum evangelicals believed that:

A

They were saved through grace

B

Grace transformed them

C

They were saved by doing good works

D

Sin could not be overcome

E

None of the above

Social Movements of 19th Century America 2

Which reform movement became a catalyst for the women's rights movement?

A

Utopianism

B

Antislavery

C

Temperance

D

Prison reform

E

Religious reform

Social Movements of 19th Century America 3

Which of the following was NOT a part of the prison reform movement during the antebellum era?

A

Crime was considered a 'disease'

B

'Reformatories' were created

C

Insane asylums were constructed for the mentally ill

D

Debtor prisons were abolished

E

Asylums were created for prostitutes

Social Movements of 19th Century America 4

Which of the following was associated with the Second Great Awakening?

A

Perfectionism

B

The Benevolent Empire

C

Charles Grandison Finney

D

All of the above

E

A and C

Social Movements of 19th Century America 5

Which of the following emerged as part of the Temperance Movement in the 1840s?

A

The Washingtonian movement

B

The Maine Laws

C

The Blue Laws

D

A and B

E

B and C

Social Movements of 19th Century America 6

The American Transcendentalists:

A

Were a group of young New Yorkers

B

Believed in logic and reason

C

Believed that all people contain seeds of divinity

D

Identified with the Enlightenment

E

Emphasized the collective

Social Movements of 19th Century America 7

In 1816, the African Methodist Episcopal Church was founded by:

A

Benjamin Banneker

B

Olaudah Equiano

C

Richard Allen

D

Paul Cuffee

E

Denmark Vesey

Social Movements of 19th Century America 8

Which of the following was NOT true of the factory system?

A

Only native-born women worked in the factories

B

It consolidated manufacturing operations under one roof

C

It often relied upon child labor

D

It offered an independent income to female workers

E

Textile factories processed slave-grown cotton

Social Movements of 19th Century America 9

What were the criticisms leveled against the Lowell and Manchester mills?

A

Fifteen-hour days

B

Poor ventilation

C

The girls slept six to a room

D

A and B

E

B and C

Social Movements of 19th Century America 10

All of the following caused the growth of northern cities in the antebellum period EXCEPT:

A

Migration of sons and daughters away from farms and villages

B

Growth of commerce

C

Federal tariffs

D

Expansion of factories

E

The need for services in rural areas

Social Movements of 19th Century America 11

Which of the following defined the "Era of Good Feelings"?

A

Nationalistic fervor

B

Relative absence of political strife

C

Absence of sectionalism

D

A and B

E

B and C

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