Problem Solving Assessments for Chapter 10:
Westward Expansion


In this chapter, a number of questions are presented after brief sections of text. Following is a pdf for the questions as well as the answers. Click on either one to have it printed.

Ch. 10 Questions     Ch. 10 Answers

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  1. The United States has not expanded its political boundaries for many years. In what ways has having longstanding, established borders affected how we view our borders?[audio]

  2. Domination has played a large part in the history of the United States. Areas of Domination include, but are not limited to, geographic, cultural, political, and economic. What problems, issues, and concerns has Domination caused in the United States?[audio]

  3. The movement of people into the frontier west and subsequent western expansion of the borders of the United States is mostly looked at by U.S. citizens as a good and necessary thing in our history. What examples can you find in the chapter that indicates other viewpoints?[audio]

  4. Economic freedom was a factor in individuals and families moving into the western frontier. They could get land, either inexpensively or for free and make a living farming the land. In today's society, how do individuals and families seek economic freedom?[audio]

  5. Domination is a way of thinking and acting that serves to make a person, a people, or thing submissive to it so that a specific goal, plan or action can be manifest. With this definition of Domination in mind, what are some explanations for the diminished salmon runs in the Pacific Northwest?[audio]