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1 Manifest Destiny and Its Legacy, 1841–1848
Chapter 17 Manifest Destiny and Its Legacy, 1841–1848

2 Question All of the following were true of the Caroline affair EXCEPT
an American steamer, the Caroline, was carrying supplies to the insurgents across the swift Niagara River. it was finally attacked on the New York shore by a determined British force, which set the vessel on fire. the flaming ship, laden with shrieking souls, plummeted over Niagara Falls. it was an unlawful invasion of American soil, which had alarming aftermaths.

3 Answer All of the following were true of the Caroline affair EXCEPT
an American steamer, the Caroline, was carrying supplies to the insurgents across the swift Niagara River. it was finally attacked on the New York shore by a determined British force, which set the vessel on fire. the flaming ship, laden with shrieking souls, plummeted over Niagara Falls. (correct) it was an unlawful invasion of American soil, which had alarming aftermaths. Hint: See page 399.

4 Question The Aroostook War involved a
reprisal of Pontiac’s uprising, led by his grandson Aroostook. minor skirmish between federal troops and a restive branch of the Cherokee on the Trail of Tears. small-scale lumberjack clash between militia from Maine and Canada. major violation of American neutrality in the abortive invasion of the Canadian portion of the Oregon country.

5 Answer The Aroostook War involved a
reprisal of Pontiac’s uprising, led by his grandson Aroostook. minor skirmish between federal troops and a restive branch of the Cherokee on the Trail of Tears. small-scale lumberjack clash between militia from Maine and Canada. (correct) major violation of American neutrality in the abortive invasion of the Canadian portion of the Oregon country. Hint: See page 399.

6 Question Conscience Whigs feared that
a compromise tariff would betray party principles. Texas in the Union would nourish the “slave power.” allowing the Gag Rule to continue was unconstitutional. Manifest Destiny would never be fulfilled.

7 Answer Conscience Whigs feared that
a compromise tariff would betray party principles. Texas in the Union would nourish the “slave power.” (correct) allowing the Gag Rule to continue was unconstitutional. Manifest Destiny would never be fulfilled. Hint: See page 400.

8 Question All of the following were true of Manifest Destiny EXCEPT
countless citizens, in the 1840s and 1850s, feeling a sense of mission, believed that Almighty God had “manifestly” destined the American people for a hemispheric career. manifestations of the “slave power” defied God’s almighty will, leading to a destiny of abolition. they would irresistibly spread their uplifting and ennobling democratic institutions over at least the entire continent. land greed and ideals—“empire” and “liberty”—were thus conveniently conjoined.

9 Answer All of the following were true of Manifest Destiny EXCEPT
countless citizens, in the 1840s and 1850s, feeling a sense of mission, believed that Almighty God had “manifestly” destined the American people for a hemispheric career. manifestations of the “slave power” defied God’s almighty will, leading to a destiny of abolition. (correct) they would irresistibly spread their uplifting and ennobling democratic institutions over at least the entire continent. land greed and ideals—“empire” and “liberty”—were thus conveniently conjoined. Hint: See page 403.

10 Question The most significant impact of the Liberty party was it
used electoral leverage to throw the Election of 1844 to the House of Representatives, where Clay’s “Corrupt Bargain” undermined the candidacy of “Young Hickory” Polk. had no significant impact on the Election of 1844. spoiled Clay’s chances in New York by absorbing nearly 16,000 votes and helped to ensure the election of pro-Texas Polk. sponsored the first campaign of a young politician from Illinois, who later became Senator and then President Lincoln.

11 Answer The most significant impact of the Liberty party was it
used electoral leverage to throw the Election of 1844 to the House of Representatives, where Clay’s “Corrupt Bargain” undermined the candidacy of “Young Hickory” Polk. had no significant impact on the Election of 1844. spoiled Clay’s chances in New York by absorbing nearly 16,000 votes and helped to ensure the election of pro-Texas Polk. (correct) sponsored the first campaign of a young politician from Illinois, who later became Senator and then President Lincoln. Hint: See page 404.

12 Question The politician who pushed the “spot” resolutions questioning the authenticity of the attacks on American soil, which began the Mexican War was James K. Polk. Henry Clay. Stephen Douglas. Abraham Lincoln.

13 Answer The politician who pushed the “spot” resolutions questioning the authenticity of the attacks on American soil, which began the Mexican War was James K. Polk. Henry Clay. Stephen Douglas. Abraham Lincoln. (correct) Hint: See page 408.

14 Question The Mexican War hero who hoisted the banner of the short-lived California Bear Flag Republic was John C. Frémont. Zachary Taylor. Winfield Scott. Nicholas P. Trist.

15 Answer The Mexican War hero who hoisted the banner of the short-lived California Bear Flag Republic was John C. Frémont. (correct) Zachary Taylor. Winfield Scott. Nicholas P. Trist. Hint: See pages 408–409.

16 Question The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo included all of the following terms EXCEPT they confirmed the American title to Texas. they yielded the enormous area stretching westward to Oregon and the ocean and embracing coveted California. the United States agreed to pay $15 million for the land and to assume the claims of its citizens against Mexico. the United States agreed to purchase a small sliver of land suitable for a southern railroad route for an additional $10 million.

17 Answer The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo included all of the following terms EXCEPT they confirmed the American title to Texas. they yielded the enormous area stretching westward to Oregon and the ocean and embracing coveted California. the United States agreed to pay $15 million for the land and to assume the claims of its citizens against Mexico. the United States agreed to purchase a small sliver of land suitable for a southern railroad route for an additional $10 million. (correct) Hint: See page 410.

18 Question All of the following were true of the Wilmot Proviso EXCEPT
it stipulated that slavery should never exist in any of the territory to be wrested from Mexico. it twice passed the Senate, but not the House. Southern members, unwilling to be robbed of prospective slave states, fought the restriction tooth and nail. it was eventually endorsed by the legislatures of all but one of the free states.

19 Answer All of the following were true of the Wilmot Proviso EXCEPT
it stipulated that slavery should never exist in any of the territory to be wrested from Mexico. it twice passed the Senate, but not the House. (correct) Southern members, unwilling to be robbed of prospective slave states, fought the restriction tooth and nail. it was eventually endorsed by the legislatures of all but one of the free states. Hint: See page 414.

20 Question The hero of the Battle of Buena Vista, “Old Rough and Ready” was John C. Frémont. Zachary Taylor. Winfield Scott. Nicholas P. Trist.

21 Answer The hero of the Battle of Buena Vista, “Old Rough and Ready” was John C. Frémont. Zachary Taylor. (correct) Winfield Scott. Nicholas P. Trist. Hint: See page 409.


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