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Vocabulary

TermDefinition
Manifest Destiny A belief that the expansion of the US throughout the American continents was both justified and inevitable.
Mountain Men People who spent most of their time in the Rocky Mountains.
Rendezvouz A meeting or gathering.
Emigrants Pioneers that left the United States to go to Oregon.
Oregon Trail A route to the western parts of the United States.
Stephen F. Austin established the first Anglo-American colony in the Tejas province of Mexico and saw it grow into an independent republic.
Tejanos Mexicans who claimed Texas as their home.
Alamo
Sam Houston Commander in chief of the Texas forces.
Annex To take control of.
Battle of San Jacinto
John C. Fremont
Rancheros Ranch Owners.
Rancho A huge estate.
Treaty of Guadeloupe Hidalgo
Mexican Cession
Gadsden Purchase An agreement between the United States and Mexico.
Forty-niners People who arrived in 1849 to travel the world in search of riches
Boomtowns Towns that were built almost overnight.
Vigilantes A group of citizens that was formed to protect themselves.
Levi Strauss A man who sold the miners sturdy pants made of denim.
Mormans Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Brigham Young Head of the Mormons.
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