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Grade 5 Formation of the USA
What was the first state to ratify the Constitution?
  1. New Hampshire
  2. New York
  3. Rhode Island
  4. Delaware
Grade 5 Formation of the USA
What political party stood for a strong federal government?
  1. Anti-Federalist
  2. Democratic-Republican
  3. Democratic
  4. Federalist
Grade 5 Formation of the USA
*FACTS ABOUT THE LA PURCHASE*

1. It           Doubled           the size of the US.

2. It allowed poor           farming                      families            access to land.

3. It was the result of           growing                     concern           to have full use

of the               Mississippi               River.

4. Originally the US wanted to purchase       New                 Orleans           but it

was offered the opportunity to purchase the WHOLE             Louisiana             Territory.

5. It forced           Native                        Americans             off the land.

6. It was negotiated by         James                  Monroe         .

7. It was made Official on            December                   20th        ,

       1803       .
Grade 5 Formation of the USA
The             Louisiana                        Purchase            took place in 1803. It is when the US

purchased the land around and beyond the               Mississippi                       River        

and it only cost.          $0.03           per        acre        and this allowed the US

to have complete control of the                Mississippi                          River.         
Grade 5 Formation of the USA
When John O'Sullivan first wrote of "Manifest Destiny" he had what territory in mind?
  1. Mexico
  2. Texas
  3. California
  4. Oregon Country
Grade 5 Formation of the USA
       Fort                 Mandan          was the winter headquarters for Lewis & Clark.
Grade 5 Formation of the USA
The Santa Fe trail was one of the most traveled trails west.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 Formation of the USA
Choose words from the list to fill in the blanks with the appropriate answer.

provisions, frontier, canals, wagon train, forged, homestead

1. A            Frontier            is an unsettled piece of land in the American west.

2. A tract of land acquired from the U.S. public lands is a             homestead            .

3. Groups with as many as 70 families with wagons joined together, led by a leader or a guide were called                Wagon Trains               .

4. A developed piece of land has been          forged         .

5.               Provisions                are supplies of needed materials.

6. Passageways made to connect bodies of water are known as          canals         
Grade 5 Formation of the USA
Britain had no interest in having control of the Oregon Country.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 Formation of the USA
Mexicans required Texans to learn Spanish, and practice Roman Catholicism.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 Formation of the USA
Stephen Austin had permission from the Mexican authorities to colonize.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 Formation of the USA
Moses Austin's Son            Stephen                      Austin          was the first to establish an American Colony in Texas.
Grade 5 Formation of the USA
Polk won his presidential election mainly because of his belief in Manifest Destiny.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 Formation of the USA
                We the people                 are the first three words of the constitution.
Grade 5 Formation of the USA
Beaver pelts were collected in the        fall        and

         spring          because they were          bigger          and worth more

than they were in the          summer          and          winter         .
Grade 5 Formation of the USA
Why was the western frontier attractive to Americans?
Grade 5 Formation of the USA
The first Texas colony was settled in         South                 East          Texas in        1822       .
Grade 5 Formation of the USA
Later in life, a retired trapper often became a         guide         or adviser for the new land.
Grade 5 Formation of the USA
Fur trapping was an easy job.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 Formation of the USA
What was the Mexican War?
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