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Seventh Grade (Grade 7) US History Questions

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Grade 7 :: Formation of the USA by Qalam
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 by Qalam
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 by Qalam
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 by Qalam
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 by Qalam
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 by Qalam
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 by Qalam
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 by Qalam
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 by Qalam
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 by Qalam
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 :: US History by Qalam
The term manumission means
  1. the freeing of slaves.
  2. manual labor.
  3. abolition.
  4. the expansion of slavery.
Grade 7 :: Formation of the USA by Qalam
Henri Castro brought immigrants to Texas from what region in Europe?
  1. Germany
  2. Alsace
  3. Ireland
  4. Poland
Grade 7 :: US History by Qalam
What did the empresarios receive in payment for their services?
  1. a percentage of the purchase price
  2. grants of some of the best sections of land
  3. an annual salary from the Texas state government
  4. a specified fee paid by the local township
Grade 7 :: Immigration by Qalam
Why was Ernst nicknamed the Father of the Immigrants?
  1. He encouraged immigration.
  2. He approved immigrants' applications.
  3. He created the land grant system.
  4. He led many immigrant groups into Texas.
Grade 7 :: Formation of the USA by Qalam
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.
Grade 7 :: Civil War by Qalam
Black codes were designed to
  1. limit the rights of African Americans.
  2. help freedmen find jobs.
  3. stop discrimination against African Americans.
  4. end slavery completely.
Grade 7 :: Colonial Period by ncjoseph
                 was an English colonist to the Americas who helped found the Jamestown Colony.
  1. John Smith
  2. John Winthrope
  3. Nathaniel Bacon
  4. Johnny Appleseed
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