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Grade 5 The Frontier
What was the primary mission of the Lewis and Clark Expedition?
  1. remove Native Americans from Louisiana
  2. explore and map the Louisiana Purchase
  3. find gold in the Rocky Mountains
  4. capture Spanish territory in California
Grade 5 The Frontier
Who commissioned the Lewis and Clark Expedition?
  1. George Washington
  2. Benjamin Franklin
  3. Thomas Jefferson
  4. John Adams
Grade 5 The Frontier
Who joined the Lewis and Clark Expedition in North Dakota as an interpreter and guide?
  1. Tecumseh
  2. Sacagawea
  3. Zebulon Pike
  4. Tenskwatawa
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Leaving in May 1804, the Lewis and Clark Expedition returned in September of                .
  1. 1806
  2. 1808
  3. 1810
  4. 1815
Grade 5 The Frontier
The men on the Lewis and Clark Expedition were part of what army unit?
  1. Rocky Mountaineers
  2. The Privateers
  3. The Corps of Engineers
  4. The Corps of Discovery
Grade 5 The Frontier
The Lewis and Clark Expedition left from, and returned to, which city?
  1. Philadelphia
  2. Cincinnati
  3. New York
  4. St. Louis
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Which two railroads operated the Transcontinental Railroad?
  1. Union Pacific and Norfolk Southern
  2. Union Pacific and Central Pacific
  3. Central Pacific and Great Northern
  4. Conrail and Norfolk Southern
Grade 5 The Frontier
Who led the Mexican forces against the Alamo?
  1. Santa Anna
  2. Davy Crockett
  3. Maximilian I
  4. Vicente Guerrero
Grade 5 The Frontier
The expansion of railroads into the west led to increased tensions between the federal government and Native Americans.
  1. True
  2. False
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In what city did the Union Pacific and Central Pacific railroads meet on May 10, 1869?
  1. St. Louis, Missouri
  2. Sacramento, California
  3. Denver, Colorado
  4. Promontory Point, Utah
Grade 5 The Frontier
The Battle of the Alamo took place during the Mexican-American War.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 The Frontier
After the Battle of the Alamo, which future Texas senator took command of the Texan forces?
  1. Zachary Taylor
  2. Sam Houston
  3. George Dallas
  4. James Fannin
Grade 5 The Frontier
The                             added land the to south of New Mexico and Arizona to later use as a route for a Transcontinental Railroad.
  1. Seward's Folly
  2. Gadsden Purchase
  3. Louisiana Purchase
  4. Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo
Grade 5 The Frontier
The Civil War slowed the construction of the Transcontinental Railroad.
  1. True
  2. False
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Daniel Boone fought at the Alamo.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 The Frontier
The war cry "Remember the Alamo" was first used by Texan soldiers during the Civil War.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 The Frontier
No Texan survived the Battle of the Alamo.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 The Frontier
How long did the Great Railroad Strike of 1877 last?
  1. 3 days
  2. 45 days
  3. 101 days
  4. 229 days
Grade 5 The Frontier
During the Civil War, the heavily industrialized north had a much bigger railroad network than the south.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 The Frontier
Preferring canals, the federal government did not support the expansion of railroads during the 1850s.
  1. True
  2. False
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