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Test Your Knowledge of the Mexican-American War
Who was president when Texas was annexed by the United States?

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1. Who was president when Texas was annexed by the United States?
   Polk
   Tyler
   Taylor
   Fremont
   Lincoln
2. When did Mexico gain independence from Spain?
   1800
   1900
   1950
   1821
   1700
3. Houston's victory in what battle secured Texas independence?
   Battle of San Jacinto
   Battle of Veracruz
   Battle of San Juan Hill
   Battle of Tejas
   Battle of the Alamo
4. Who was president during the Mexican-American War?
   Tyler
   Taylor
   Polk
   Grant
   Arthur
5. What future president, a long successful "Indian fighter," earned national recognition for his ability to capture Monterrey?
   Grant
   McKinley
   Roosevelt
   Taylor
   Tyler
6. The Treaty of Cahuenga signed on July 13, 1847, gave the United States what territory?
   Alaska
   California
   Washington
   Idaho
   Texas
7. Editor and writer John L. O'Sullivan used what phrase to describe the United States' conquest of the West?
   Westward Destiny
   Manifest West
   Manifest Destiny
   Overland Campaign
   Cowboy Destiny
8. What treaty ceded the land that would become the southwest United States?
   Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo
   Treaty of Ghent
   Treaty of Paris
   Treaty of Maria Immaculate
   Treaty of Mexico City
9. Only part of today's Arizona was ceded to the United States in 1848. What purchase made the rest of it officially U.S. land?
   Seward's Purchase
   Jefferson's Purchase
   Louisiana Purchase
   Gadsden Purchase
   Hidalgo Purchase
10. In addition to the land gained during the Mexican-American war, Polk campaigned for sole ownership of the Oregon Territory under what slogan?
   "Hand it over"
   "Oregon for USA"
   "Polk's Country"
   "Give it up"
   "Fifty-four forty or fight"



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