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Annexation The process of one country taking over part or all of another
Foreign Policy A government's plans to deal with issues outside the country
Manifest Destiny The belief that the United States had the right and duty to expand to the Pacific Ocean
Migration Movement of people from one place to another
Frontier The part of a country with expanding settlement
Immigration The movement of people to an area they are not native to
Domestic Policy A government's plans to deal with issues inside the country
Constitution A plan of government that describes the different parts of the government and their duties
Culture The customs, ideas, beliefs, and skills of a people
Cession To formally give up ownership of something
Compromise An agreement in which each side gives up some of what it wants to gain something more important
Popular Sovereignty Allowing states to decide for themselves whether or not to permit slavery
Reservation Land set aside by the government for use by Native Americans
Political Party Group that seeks to gain power by electing candidates to office
Mexican War A war (1846-1848) between the United States and Mexico, resulting in the cession by Mexico of lands now constituting all or most of the states of California, Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada, Utah, and Colorado.
Treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo Agreement that recognized Texas as part of the U.S. and the Rio Grande as the southern border of Texas
Mexican Cession Land granted to one country to another; included California, Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada, Utah, Wyoming and Colorado
Created by: lauraellis