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Grade 8 The Frontier
As a result of the Louisiana Purchase, the United States
  1. made peace with Spain.
  2. went to war with France.
  3. lost control of New Orleans.
  4. nearly doubled in size.
Grade 8 The Frontier
Meriwether Lewis and William Clark were sent to
  1. remove Native Americans from Louisiana.
  2. explore and map the Louisiana Purchase.
  3. defeat the Spanish in Mexico.
  4. buy Louisiana from France.
Grade 8 The Frontier
What was one goal of the Wilmot Proviso?
  1. To ban slavery in all of the United States
  2. To allow slaves to travel to free states
  3. To ban slavery from the territories gained from the Mexican American War
  4. To allow people to vote directly on issues instead of using an elected representative
Grade 8 The Frontier
Meriwether Lewis and William Clark were sent to
  1. remove Native Americans from Louisiana.
  2. explore and map the Louisiana Purchase.
  3. defeat the Spanish in Mexico.
  4. buy Louisiana from France
Grade 8 The Frontier
Grade 8 The Frontier
How much did the United States pay for the Louisiana Purchase?
  1. 5 million
  2. 15 million
  3. 30 million
  4. 15 thousand
Grade 8 The Frontier
What did Lewis and Clark call their crew of men on the expedition?
  1. Rocky Mountaineers
  2. The Pirogues
  3. The US Explorers
  4. The Corps of Discovery
Grade 8 The Frontier
From whom did the U.S. buy Florida?
  1. England
  2. Russia
  3. Canada
  4. Spain
Grade 8 The Frontier
Grade 8 The Frontier
The Transcontinental railroad line connected the Atlantic coast to which other coast?
  1. Indian Coast
  2. Pacific Coast
  3. Great Lake Coast
  4. Lake Champlain Coast
Grade 8 The Frontier
Grade 8 The Frontier
In the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo that ended the Mexican American War,
  1. the US paid $15 million for the territory known as the Mexican Cession.
  2. the US received Mexican territory that included the future states of CA, NV, NM, AZ, WY, and CO.
  3. the US-Mexican border was set at the Rio Grande.
  4. all of the above.
Grade 8 The Frontier
What major development that occurred in the 1860s helped stimulate the cattle-raising business?
  1. Native Americans began working as cowboys.
  2. Railroads made it possible to ship beef to eastern markets.
  3. Hardy new cattle were imported from Europe.
  4. Large areas of the country had been fenced off.
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