The Mexican-American War, 1846–1848

Review Questions

Which of the following was not a reason the United States was reluctant to annex Texas?

  1. The United States did not want to fight a war with Mexico.
  2. Annexing Texas would add more slave territory to the United States and anger abolitionists.
  3. Texans considered U.S. citizens inferior and did not want to be part of their country.
  4. Adding Texas would upset the balance between free and slave states in Congress.



According to treaties signed in 1818 and 1827, with which country did the United States jointly occupy Oregon?

  1. Great Britain
  2. Spain
  3. Mexico
  4. France



During the war between the United States and Mexico, revolts against U.S. control broke out in ________.

  1. Florida and Texas
  2. New Mexico and California
  3. California and Texas
  4. Florida and California



Why did whites in California dislike the Chinese so much?


The Chinese were seemingly more disciplined than the majority of the white miners, gaining a reputation for being extremely hard-working and frugal. White miners resented the mining successes that the Chinese earned. They believed the Chinese were unfairly depriving them of the means to earn a living.