This worksheet THANK YOU, PRESIDENT POLK, ,provides informational text to learn the importance of a less popular President of the United States James K. Polk. He was insistent on acquiring California for the country even when it meant war with Mexico. What luck? Gold was discovered in California shortly after it was acquired.
There are 5 Reading Comprehension questions in a short answer format. 3 are Reading for Detail, 1 is a Vocabulary questions and the last one is Drawing a Conclusion. The worksheet can serve as a nice test for practicing reading skills, as well as learning about a president and a little about the gold rush.
Answer key is included, as well as a black-and-white drawing of California with a pot of gold!