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Question 1: This exodus has become known as ________ (in Cherokee "Nunna dual Tsuny," "The Trail Where they Cried").
Trail of TearsAtlantaGeorgia (U.S. state)Cherokee removal

Question 2: Henry Clay and ________, among others, did not vote for conquest and expansion, and preferred co-existence with friendly foreign powers sharing the continent.
Daniel WebsterJohn C. CalhounEdward EverettJohn Quincy Adams

Question 3: In Utah, the ________ also moved in before federal ownership was obtained.
Latter Day Saint movementMormonBrigham YoungJoseph Smith, Jr.

Question 4: Also General ________ undertook a naval assault on Veracruz, then marched his 12,000 man force west to Mexico City, winning the final battle at Chapultepec.
Zachary TaylorAbraham LincolnWinfield ScottJefferson Davis

Question 5: Schoolmarm : A female teacher that usually works in a ________
One-room schoolAustraliaUnited KingdomUnited States

Question 6: The most notorious was the Northern Pacific project which failed to sell its bonds, resulting in the collapse of the Jay Cooke and Company investment house and helping to trigger the financial ________.
Panic of 1819Panic of 1907Financial crisis of 2007–2010Panic of 1873

Question 7: List of American Old West outlaws : list of known outlaws and ________ of the American frontier popularly known as the "Wild West".
Dodge City, KansasWyatt EarpDoc HollidayGunfighter

Question 8: ________ grabbed the opportunity to hop on his own bandwagon and to promote his own legend as well as other Western stereotypes.
American Old WestWild Bill HickokWyatt EarpBuffalo Bill

Question 9: Among the first ________ to arrive in the West were deserting sailors and slaves of white prospectors who came during the California Gold Rush, numbering about four thousand by 1860.
African AmericanAfrican-American Civil Rights Movement (1955–1968)Great Migration (African American)African American culture

Question 10: General (and later president) ________ was ordered to the scene and his troops forced the Mexicans back to the Rio Grande.
Abraham LincolnJefferson DavisZachary TaylorWinfield Scott

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