Chapter 17 Test 2004
Part I. Identify and state the historical significance of the following:
James K. Polk
Treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo
Part II. Multiple Choice
After President John Tyler's veto of a bill to establish a new Bank of the United States,
a. he was expelled from the Whig party.
b. all but one member of his cabinet resigned.
c. an attempt was made in the House of Representatives to impeach him.
d. Tyler also vetoed a Whig-sponsored high-tariff bill.
e. all of these.
The British-American dispute over the border of Maine was solved
a. by war.
b. by a compromise that gave each side some territory.
c. when America was given all of the territory in question.
d. by the
e. when the British gave Sunshine 200 pounds of biscuits as a gift.
The Aroostook War was the result of
a. Sunshine did not like the biscuits provided by the Brits.
c. the offer of asylum to the crew of the
d. a dispute over the northern boundary of Maine.
e. a fishing dispute between Britain and the U.S.
Arrange the following in chronological order: (A) annexation of Texas, (B) Webster-
Ashburton Treaty, (C) settlement of the Oregon boundary, (D) Aroostook War.
a. A, B, D, C
b. B, D, C, A
c. D, B, A, C
d. C, A, B, D
e. A, D, C, B
One argument against annexing Texas to the United States was that the annexation
a. could involve the country in a series of ruinous wars in America and Europe.
b. might give more power to the supporters of slavery.
c. was not supported by the people of Texas.
d. offered little of value to America.
e. would lead to tensions and possible war with Mexico.
Arrange in chronological order the United States' acquisition of (A) Oregon, (B) Texas,
a. A, B, C
b. C, B, A
c. B, A, C
d. B, C, A
e. A, C, B
The nomination of James K. Polk as the Democrats' 1844 presidential candidate was secured
b. anti-Texas southerners.