Here are some interactive questions we created about US Western Expansion that we believe you might find on a homework assignment, a unit quiz or an exam. Test yourself. See if you remember the answer (or guess the answer), then click the "Show Answer" button under each question to see if you are right!

Western Expansion - America Moves West, Interactive Quiz, Questions and Answers  

What was the Louisiana Purchase?

Why did the United States want to double in size?

Who were Louis and Clark?

Who were the pioneers?

Why did Americans want to move into the west?

Who gave us the phrase Go West Young Man?

What is Manifest Destiny?

What were some of the problems caused by settlers moving west?

What was the Mexican War of 1846 about?

What was the Homestead Act of 1862?

What was the Railroad Act of 1862? 

How did the coming of the railroad affect the buffalo herds?

How did the discovery of gold affect the movement of settlers to the west?

What was the Oregon Trail?

Return to American History Q&A