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Expansionism in the USA newsela
The purpose of this project was to teach us about expansionism in the USA Newsela, and to tell us about President Thomas Jefferson who purchased the Louisiana Territory from France in 1803 which the Louisiana Territory stretched from the Mississippi River west to the rocky mountains, and from southern canada to new orleans and also this work taught us that the size of the united states doubled because president jefferson said that the country had to keep growing.
(part of the job)
1 What are the MAIN ideas of this article?
(A) Thomas Jefferson believed that the West was better for farming; it later became
a problem to decide how many western states there would be.
(B) (Thomas Jefferson wanted Americans to farm their own land; it later became a
problem to decide if Texas would allow slavery. )
(C) Thomas Jefferson started the process of westward expansion; it later became a
problem to decide which western states would allow slavery.
(D) Thomas Jefferson started the process of the Louisiana Purchase; it later
became a problem to decide which states would be a part of Mexico.
2 Which sentence from the article is MOST important to include in its summary?
(A) (Jefferson believed that owning land, especially farming land, was the key to
independence and freedom. )
(B) Most had left their homes back east in search of better jobs and money.
(C) Many Southern farmers relied on slaves to do work on farms.
(D) But, it declared that slavery would not be allowed north of Missouri.
3 What was the relationship between westward expansion and slavery?
(A) Slavery caused westward expansion to happen slowly.
(B) Slavery caused westward expansion to happen quickly.
(C) (Westward expansion created conflict over whether the South should allow
(D) Westward expansion created conflict over where slavery would be allowed.
4 Which section of the article explains WHY Jefferson thought Westward Expansion was important?
(A) Introduction [paragraphs 1-3]
(B) ("Westward expansion and slavery")
(C) "Westward expansion and the Mexican War"
(D) "The Compromise of 1850"
"The sentences that are in parentheses were my answers to this quiz."