The Mormons moved to the western part of the United States because they were a. seeking better farmland. b. forced from their homes from flooding. c. attempting to escape persecution because of their beliefs.
One of the problems faced by the new Lone Star Republic was the fact that a. the United States would not allow U. S. citizens to settle there. b. the U. S. claimed the land belonged to them. c. Mexico refused to recognize its independence.
The U. S. and Britain settled their dispute over Oregon by a. the U. S. purchasing Oregon from Britain. b. Britain giving up its claim to all of the Oregon Country. c. an agreement to divide the land.
Texas was admitted to the U. S. by a. a joint resolution accepting the annexation treaty. b. war with Texas. c. the offer to purchase Texas for 15 million dollars.
a. a joint resolution accepting the annexation treaty.
The Lone Star Republic had many problems including financial difficulties. Most citizens believed these could be resolved by a. electing a new President. b. electing new representatives to the Texas Congress. c. joining the U. S.
What was the cause of the conflict between American settlers in Texas and the Mexican government? a. The taxes were too high. b. The Mexican government prohibited settlers from growing cotton. c. Most of the settlers felt little or no loyalty to the Mexican government.
Why did Americans support the idea of Manifest Destiny? a. They believed it offered new economic growth. b. They believed it would resolve the Indian problem. c. They believed it would resolve overcrowded cities in the East.
a. They believed it offered new economic growth.
True or False? Wagon trains often faced attacks by angry mountain men who felt threatened by their presence.
Which of the following was a Mexican law adopted by Americans in the Southwest? a. Women were allowed to vote in local elections. b. Landowners could cut off water supplies from their neighbors. c. Husbands and wives could own property jointly.
Why did California develop such a diverse population? a. Gold seekers came from all over the world. b. It offered rewards to people of different nationalities to settle there. c. The laws encouraged immigration from foreign countries.