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Study Guide Questions

1.     With what country did the United States have a dispute,concerning rights to the Pacific Northwest region?
2.     What was the name of the 19th Century belief that the United States had an unquestionable right to span the continent?
3.     Who discovered the mouth of the Colorado River?
4.     Who explored the newly-acquired Louisiana Territory and beyond? When?
5.     What river did #4's expedition follow?
6.     In 1843, nearly 1,000 men, women, and children from Independence, Missouri followed the Oregon Trial. What was this called?
7.     What was annexed by the United States after #6 occurred?
8.     Where were gold seekers who left the Oregon Trail headed?
9.     Why were those who died during the journey buried in the trail and why were their graves rolled over by wagons?
10.     Name some of the causes of death during the journey.
11.     What valley was the end of the journey for most Mormons?
12.     Who built a toll bridge at a major crossing on the Red Vermillion River?
13.     What game was most plentiful along the Platte during the early days of the migrations?
14.     The Indians were very hostile towards those migrating along the Oregon Trail. True or false?
15.     What were Courthouse Rock and Jail Rock?
16.     By the time that the travelers of the Oregon Trail reached Scott's Bluff, what future states had they already crossed?
17.     Where did mountain men and pioneers pause to carve their names in stone?
18.     What did #2 serve as?
19.     What was the first significant landmark on the trail along the Sweetwater?
20.     What is the reason behind the name of #4?
21.     What welcome spot allowed the travelers to enjoy the luxury of ice water?
22.     What is "the Backbone of the North American Continent," according to Edwin Bryant?
23.     What fort was important as a center for the fur trade and was visited by missionaries who sought to convert the Indians to Christianity?
24.     What were the huge black boulders that flanked the trail called?
25.     What plateau is home to the yellow-flowered rabbit bush and the pungent big sage brush?
26.     What two people established a mission where travelers could repair their equipment and obtain supplies and medical assistance?
27.     Why did #11 establish their mission?
28.     Why did Indians kill #11?
29.     What marked the final obstacle in the long journey?
30.     Name the valley of the "Promised Land."
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