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US War with Mexico

written by: danmontg
 
This is a general quiz about the 19th century war between the US and Mexico

Question 1:


In what year did the war between the US and Mexico begin?
1846
1872
1898
1858

Question 2:


Who was the President of the US during the Mexican-American War?
James Polk
Thomas Jefferson
Andrew Jackson
Jame Garfield

Question 3:


Known as "Old Rough and Ready", he was elected president of the US partly because he gained fame by victories over the Mexicans in northern Mexico during the Mexican–American War.
Franklin Pierce
William McKinley
Zachary Taylor
Grover Cleveland

Question 4:


A reason for declaring war on Mexico, given by US pro-war politicians, was that Mexican troops had attacked US troops on US soil. This American congressman, who later became US President, challenged the assertion that the "spot" where the attack took place was on US territory.
Henry Clay
Abraham Lincoln
Daniel Webster
John Quincy Adams

Question 5:


Which of the following doctrines (common concepts) among US citizens most strongly influenced the US to go to war with Mexico?
equality of all men
manifest destiny
freedom of trade
freedom of speech

Question 6:


Henry David Thoreau was a well known 19th century poet, philosopher and writer, who thought the war with Mexico was morally wrong. How did he oppose it?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)
by attacking a US Army arsenal in Massachusetts
by organizing mass anti-war demonstrations in large cities
by refusing to pay taxes because the money might be used to finance the war
All of these

Question 7:


Which of the following military men fought in the Mexican-American war and later played a significant role as an officer in the US Civil War?
Robert E. Lee
All of these
George McClellan
Ulysses Grant

Question 8:


Although there were disputes over this territory, there were no significant battles in it during the US-Mexican War.
There were significant battles in all three of these territories.
California
New Mexico
Texas

Question 9:


The capture of this city in the Mexican–American War was the final American victory that caused the Mexicans to surrender.
Santa Cruz
Monterrey
Mexico City
Albuquerque

Question 10:


Which of these was a result of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo that ended the Mexican-American War?
Mexico ceded California to the US.
The US paid Mexico 15 million dollars.
All of these
Mexico gave up all claims to Texas.

 


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