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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?
1872
1898
1846
1858

Question 2:


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

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.
Daniel Webster
Henry Clay
Abraham Lincoln
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?
freedom of trade
freedom of speech
equality of all men
manifest destiny

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 organizing mass anti-war demonstrations in large cities
All of these
by refusing to pay taxes because the money might be used to finance the war
by attacking a US Army arsenal in Massachusetts

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?
George McClellan
All of these
Ulysses Grant
Robert E. Lee

Question 8:


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

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
Mexico City
Monterrey
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.
All of these
The US paid Mexico 15 million dollars.
Mexico gave up all claims to Texas.

 


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