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Map of the United States showing U.S. acquisitions, 1845 to 1848. States shaded in whole or in part are Texas, New Mexico, Colorado, Arizona, Utah, California, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming. The first area, labeled 1844, includes eastern Texas as the Lone Star Republic. The second area, marked 1848, includes west Texas, east New Mexico, central and southeastern Colorado, and marks land in dispute between Texas and Mexico in 1848. The third area, labeled 1853, is the Gadsden Purchase, which is south of Arizona. The fourth area is the Mexican Cession of 1848 Guadalupe Hidalgo, including west New Mexico, west Colorado, Utah, north Arizona, California, and Nevada. The last area, 1846, marks the Oregon Territory Treaty with Great Britain, which includes Oregon, Washington, Idaho, northwest Montana, and western Wyoming.
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What effect did the events of this map have on the United States? (5 points)


They resulted in increased dependence on Great Britain.

They limited westward expansion and exploration.

They opened the West for settlement and expansion.

They resulted in increased dependence on Mexico.

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