General practice questions-Manifest Destiny

1. The Mexican War resulted in all of the following EXCEPT:
A. a one-third increase in the size of the US.
B. war experience for those who would lead the armies of both sides in the Civil War.
C. increased respect for American military and naval capabilities.
D. friendlier relations between the US and Latin American nations.
E. deepened sectional tensions over slavery. 411-414

2. The US victory in the Mexican War led to all the following of these EXCEPT:
A. renewed controversy over the issue of extending slavery into the territories.
B. a possible split in the Whig and Democratic parties over slavery.
C. a rush of American settlers into the new territories, especially California.
D. acquisition of the Oregon territory.
E. the cession by Mexico of an enormous amoount of land to the US. 416

3. The Wilmot Proviso, if adopted would have
A. prohibited slavery in any territory taken from Mexico during the war.
B. acquired Cuba as a slave territory.
C. overturned the Fugitive Slave Law.
D. required California to enter the Union as a slave state.
E. prevented the taking of any territory from Mexico. 416

4. The public liked popular sovereignty because it
A. provided a national solution to the problem of slavery.
B. supported the Wilmot Proviso.
C. fit in with the democratic tradition of self-determination.
D. upheld the principles of white supremacy.
E. stopped the spread of slavery. 417

5. The event that brought turmoil to the administration of Zachary Taylor was the
A. influx of immigrants to the west coast.
B. attempt to acquire Cuba.
C. growth of lawlessness in California.
D. passage of the Kansas-Nebraska Act.
E. discovery of gold in California. 418

6. In 1848, the Free Soil Party advocated all of the following EXCEPT
A. opposition to slavery in the territories.
B. giving women the right to vote.
C. federal aid for internal improvements.
D. support of the Wilmot Proviso.
E. free government homesteads for settlers. 418

7. By 1850 the South
A. was relatively well-off, politically and economically,
B. was experiencing severe economic difficulties.
C. feared that slavery would be abolished where it already existed.
D. remained concerned about its weak voice in national government.
E. recognized that slavery’s expansion was over. 420

8. For his position in the 7th of March speech, Daniel Webster was viciously condemned by
A. John C. Calhoun
B. northern Unionists
C. Henry Clay
D. abolitionists.
E. northern banking and commercial interests. 423

9. The Young Guard from the North
A. regarded preserving the Union as their top priority.
B. agreed fully with the Old Guard on the issue of slavery.
C. were most interested in purging and purifying the Union.
D. saw expansionism as a solution to the slavery question.
E. Gave support to John Calhoun’s plan for rescuing the Union. 423

10. During the 1850s, slaves probably gained their freedom most often by
A. appeal to the courts.
B. being emancipated in their master’s will.
C. rebellion
D. running away.
E. self-purchase. 422

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