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Ch.13 vocab

s0200902 hunter

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Jedediah smith A mountain man was leading an expedition to find a route through the Rocky Mountains when a grizzly bear attacked.
Mountain man A fur trapper or explorer who opened up the west by finding the best trials through the Rocky Mountains.
Jim Beckwourth Became famous as rugged loners
Land speculator A person who buys huge areas of land for a low price and then sells off small sections of it at high prices.
Santa Fe trial A trial that began in Missouri and ended in Santa Fe, New Mexico
Oregon trial A trial that ran westward from Independence, Missouri to Oregon territory.
Mormon A member of a church founded by Joseph smith in 1830
Brigham young The new Mormon leader, moved his people out of the U.S.
Stephen Austin Son of a bankrupt Missouri mine owner.
Tejano A person of Spanish heritage who considered Texas his or her home.
Antonio Lopez De Santa Anna A general and the Mexican president.
Brigham young The new Mormon leader, moved his people out of the U.S.
Stephen Austin Son of a bankrupt Missouri mine owner.
Tejano A person of Spanish heritage who considered Texas his or her home
Antonio Lopez De Santa Anna A general and the Mexican president.
Sam Houston command the Texas Army.
William Travis headed the Alamo with a small force.
Juan Seguin led a band of 25 Tejanos in support revolt.
The Battle of the Alamo in 1836, Texans defended a church called the Alamo aganist the Mexican army; all but 5 texans were killed.
Lone Star Republic the nickname of the republic of texan, given in 1836.
James K. Polk ran aganist Henry Clay in 1844.
Manifet Destiny the belief that the u.s. was destined to stretch arcoss the continent from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean
Zachary Taylor a General in the u.s. Army was ordered to station troops on the northen bank of the Rio Grande.
Bear Flag revolt in 1846 rebellion by Americans aganist Mexican rule in California.
Winfield Scott a General that landed at Veracruz on the Gulf of Mexico and battled inland toward Mexico City.
Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo the 1848 treaty ending the U.S. war with Mexico; Mexico ceded nearly one-half of its land to the United States.
Mexican Cession a vast region given up by Mexico after the war with Mexico; it included the present-day states of California, Nevada, Utah, most of Arizona, parts of New Mexico, Colorado, and Wyoming.
Forty-niner a person who went to California to find gold, start in 1849.
Californios settlers of Spainish or Mexican descent.
Mariano Vallejo a Californio and a member of one of the oldest Spanish familes in America, he owned 250,000 arces of land.
John Sutter a swiss immigrant, was one exception.
James Marshall a sutter sent a carpenter to build a sawmill on the nearby America river in 1848.
California gold rush in 1849, large numbers of people moved to California because gold had been discovered there.
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