Crash Course US History 17: War and Expansion

Crash Course US History 17: War and Expansion
1. John O’Sullivan coined what catchy phrase for American’s god-given
right to the land from one ocean to another?
2. The video game “Oregon Trail” was accurate in that a lot of people died
of Cholera and what other disease?
3. To encourage settlement in the land not densely populated, the Mexican
government granted a huge tract of land to whom?
4. What was banned in Mexico but the Texan settlers from the United States
brought anyway?
5. What leader decided to assert control over the rest of the territory?
6. After the Alamo, Texas was independent and was known as what?
7. Which president was coming into office when Texas was annexed?
8. What state was added to keep the balance of slave and free?
9. What area did Polk want to acquire even though Mexico said no?
10. Who was thrown in jail for not paying taxes to protest the war & wrote
“On Civil Disobedience”?
11. The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo set the border of Texas and what
other major region?
12. Rising anti-Catholic, anti-immigrant movement was called what?
13. What was the nickname of the “American” party who embraced
14. What group of immigrants came to California to work in mining and
railroad work?
15. What was the ratio of men to women in California?
16. The MYSTERY DOCUMENT demonstrates that there was a growing
frustration among what people in California who were not treated well?
17. What party formed in 1848 in response to the fact that California was
half in the slave region and half in the free region?
18. With the northern vote split, who was then elected to the Presidency?
19. Who came up with the Compromise of 1850?
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