Filibustering Expeditions

1. Filibustering expeditions were used by southern expansionists throughout the early 1800s and increased in frequency in the 1850s. Why were these filibuster expeditions used?

to annex new slave states

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to prove that the southern states could bolster an independent army

to prove what Lewis and Clark failed to discover—that there was in fact a Northwest Passage

to establish an early route for the forthcoming transcontinental railroad

 

2. Temperance, while still a social movement, had become a political issue. As a result, who enacted the first temperance laws?

The federal government

State governments

Local governments

Temperance organizations

 

3. What country did the United States seek to gain in 1854, which became the central focus of the controversial Ostend Manifesto?

Cuba

Belgium

Nicaragua

Spain

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