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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?
1898
1858
1872
1846

Question 2:


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

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.
Grover Cleveland
Franklin Pierce
Zachary Taylor
William McKinley

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.
Abraham Lincoln
Daniel Webster
John Quincy Adams
Henry Clay

Question 5:


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

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 refusing to pay taxes because the money might be used to finance the war
by organizing mass anti-war demonstrations in large cities
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?
All of these
Robert E. Lee
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.
California
New Mexico
There were significant battles in all three of these territories.
Texas

Question 9:


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

Question 10:


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

 


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