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Grade 7 Formation of the USA
The Black Bean episode was a direct result of
  1. Somervell's expedition
  2. the Mier expedition.
  3. the Battle of Salado Creek.
  4. the Archives War.
Grade 7 Formation of the USA
Juan Nepomuceno Cortina was known in Mexico as the
  1. Ruler of the Rio Grande.
  2. Robin Hood of the Rio Grande.
  3. Red Hand of the Rio Grande.
  4. Rescuer of the Rio Grande.
Grade 7 Formation of the USA
What was the belief that the United States should expand westward called?
  1. manifest destiny
  2. certain future
  3. undeniable destiny
  4. American future
Grade 7 Formation of the USA
The Declaration of Independence was primarily written by the                                       .
  1. First Continental Congress as a whole
  2. Circle of Champions
  3. Second Continental Congress as a whole
  4. Chairmans of Committee
  5. Committee of Five
Grade 7 Formation of the USA
After its victory in the Mexican-American War, the United States controlled
  1. all land to the south of the Texas Panhandle.
  2. all land to the west of the Rio Grande.
  3. all land to the east of the Rocky Mountains.
  4. all land from the Atlantic to the Pacific Oceans between Mexico and Canada.
Grade 7 Formation of the USA
Who served Texas as president, U.S. senator, and state governor?
  1. George T. Wood
  2. Hardin R. Runnels
  3. Sam Houston
  4. James Polk
Grade 7 Formation of the USA
The first Texas Constitution and the U.S. Constitution both
  1. called for a direct popular vote for president.
  2. took months to write.
  3. created a unitary republic.
  4. separated power among three branches.
Grade 7 Formation of the USA
Which basic idea formed the foundation of the first state constitution?
  1. Texas should not have Mexican influence.
  2. A republic must be avoided.
  3. The people should control the government.
  4. Our constitution must be like Tennessee's.
Grade 7 Formation of the USA
What happened on March 2, 1836?
  1. Texas declared war.
  2. Texas declared independence.
  3. Texas adopted a constitution.
  4. Texas defeated Mexico.
Grade 7 Formation of the USA
Men from the North who served in Texas's Reconstruction government were called
  1. carpetbaggers.
  2. unionists.
  3. scalawags.
  4. republicans.
Grade 7 Formation of the USA
Grade 7 Formation of the USA
In the Republic of Texas, slavery was
  1. required.
  2. legal.
  3. abolished.
  4. established.
Grade 7 Formation of the USA
Santa Anna became a ruler with total power, or a
  1. president.
  2. dictator.
  3. general.
  4. filibuster
Grade 7 Formation of the USA
After its victory in the Mexican-American War, the United States controlled
  1. all land to the south of the Texas Panhandle.
  2. all land to the west of the Rio Grande.
  3. all land to the east of the Rocky Mountains.
  4. all land from the Atlantic to the Pacific Oceans between Mexico and Canada
Grade 7 Formation of the USA
Which of the following was a term of the Compromise of 1850?
  1. All new lands in the west were denied popular sovereignty.
  2. Texas received $10 million in exchange for its claim on land in New Mexico.
  3. The U.S. government paid off all Texas's debts.
  4. All States were allowed only two political parties.
Grade 7 Formation of the USA
Mexico held that its border with Texas was the
  1. Rio Grande.
  2. Nueces River.
  3. Guadalupe River.
  4. Colorado River.
Grade 7 Formation of the USA
What was the main reason some members of Congress opposed Texas' claims to land in New Mexico?
  1. Texas did not allow popular sovereignty.
  2. Congress did not want slavery to spread farther west.
  3. Texas would not agree to support women's rights.
  4. The United States needed taxes from New Mexico.
Grade 7 Formation of the USA
What happened to Santa Anna at San Jacinto?
  1. He was captured.
  2. He was killed in battle.
  3. He was executed.
  4. He escaped.
Grade 7 Formation of the USA
What was the strongest political party in the early days of Texas statehood?
  1. the Texas Party
  2. the Whig Party
  3. the Republican Party
  4. the Democratic Party
Grade 7 Formation of the USA
Which of the following statements is true?
  1. All Texans supported the Union.
  2. All Texans supported the Confederacy.
  3. Most Texans supported the Union.
  4. Most Texans supported the Confederacy.
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