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Westward Expansion Review
Three countries have owned
California? What are they?
◊ Spain
◊ Mexico
◊ United States
What did northerners want to
stop the spread of into Texas?
◊ slavery
He was the first president of
the Republic of Texas.
◊ Sam Houston
How long did the overland
journey to Oregon take?
◊ Four to six months
What was the name of the
treaty that ended the war with
◊ Treaty of Guadalupe
What mountains did the
pioneers have to pass to get
to Oregon?
◊ Rocky Mountains
This theory stated that it was a right from God
that the United States expand from Atlantic to
Pacific Ocean.
◊ Manifest Destiny
What are the Mexican War and
Indian Removal examples of?
◊ Manifest Destiny
Who was the military and
political leader of Mexico
during the war with the U.S.?
◊ Antonio Lopez de
Santa Anna
What was the name of the old
mission where many Texans died
while fighting the Mexican Army?
◊ The Alamo
Who was U.S. president
during the war with Mexico?
◊ James K. Polk
Out of ten, how many people
died on the Oregon Trail?
◊ One, uno
What was the biggest enemy
of the pioneers on the trip to
◊ Diseases, mainly cholera, which is
caused by bad water
He was the leading American general
during the Mexican War.
◊ Winfield Scott
What states became part of
the United States after the
war with Mexico?
◊ California, New
Mexico, Arizona
How long was the trip to
◊ 2,000 miles
How many
men does it
take for a twopart legislature
to be elected?
What does the
promise to
This religious group went to
Oregon seeking religious
◊ The Mormons
What nickname did Texans adopt for
Texas after they declared it an
independent nation?
◊ Lone Star Republic
What phrase did Americans
use to explain their expansion
◊ Manifest Destiny
◊ Which trail to the West was the
◊ What town was the starting point for
both the Oregon Trail and the Sante Fe
◊ Where did the Oregon Trail end?
◊ Which of the following Native American
tribes would a settler by unlikely to
encounter on the Sante Fe Trail?
◊ Which two trails used the South Pass?
Conflict with Mexico became highly likely
following the granting of statehood to
what state?
◊ Texas
What did the Mexican
government ask the settlers
coming to Texas to do?
◊ Convert to Catholicism
◊ Obey Mexican laws
◊ Become Mexican citizens
Who brought Americans to
Texas to settle?
◊ Stephan Austin
This purchase finalized
Americas manifest destiny and
the Mexican War.
◊ Gadsden Purchase
What could the title of the
picture below be?
What natural barrier would a pioneer traveling
west to California encounter that a pioneer
traveling to Oregon would not?
Which area on the map was acquired by the
United States as a result of the Mexican War?
What was the main purpose of
the Lewis and Clark
◊ To explore the Louisiana Territory
Where did the Lewis and Clark
Expedition start?
Where did
the Lewis
and Clark
What was the cause of the
War of 1812?
◊ The impressment of
American sailors
Why was the Battle of New
Orleans during the War of
1812 unnecessary?
◊ The treaty ending the war had already
been signed, but no one knew it yet
because it took so long for the message
to get across the ocean
Who was the American president during
the War of 1812?
◊ James Madison
Who became a national hero
during the Battle of New
◊ Andrew Jackson
Who did President Jefferson
ask to lead the expedition to
◊ Meriwether Lewis
What famous event happened
at the Battle of Fort McHenry
during the War of 1812?
◊ Francis Scott Key
wrote the words to
the Star Spangled
What was the “spoils system”?
◊ elected officials rewarding political
backers with government jobs
What was the name of the
treaty that ended the War of
◊ Treaty of
In which state did Jackson receive the
highest number of electoral votes?
In which state
did Adams
receive the
highest number
of electoral
What was the idea of
spreading political power to
the people called?
◊ Jacksonian Democracy
What two men ran for
president in 1824 and 1828?
◊ John Quincy Adams
and Andrew Jackson
What is the “spoils system?”
◊ When government jobs were given to
the people who helped the president
get elected.
This Indian created the
Cherokee language.
◊ Sequoya
What did President Jackson do in
connection with the national bank?
◊ He vetoed the bill extending its charter
What was President Jackson’s solution to
white settlers hunger for more land?
◊ The
Who did Jacksonian Democracy give
political power to?
◊ The majority
The Cherokee Trail of Tears
was a result of
◊ Manifest Destiny
◊ The Indian Removal
◊ White hunger for
more land
What year experienced the steepest
decline in U.S. imports and exports?
◊ During what
year did U.S.
imports reach
$140 million?
What does this time line