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Ch13 u.s history

TermDefinition
Jedediah Smith Leading expedition to find a route through the rock mountain
Mountain men Daring fur trappers and explorers
Jim Beckworth A famous mountain man
Land speculator Person who buys a large piece of land for cheep the sells small parts of it for a lot
Santa Fe trail A trail that began in Missouri and ended in Santa Fe, New Mexico
Oregon trail Trail that ran westward from Independence, Missouri to the Oregon territory
Mormon A member of a church founded by Joseph Smith in 1830
Brigham Young The next mormon leader moved his people out of the US
Stephen Austin The son of a bankrupt mine owner
Tejanos A person of Spanish heritage who considers Texas as his home
Antonio Lopez De Santa Anna Mexican president
Sam Houston Commander of the Texas army
William B. Travis Lead a troop in to the Alamo
Juan Seguin Lead a band 25 tejanos in support of the revolt
Battle of the Alamo In 1836 texans defended a church from the Mexican army about 5 lived
Lone star republic Nick name for the republic of Texas
James K. Polk Ran against clay in the presidential election
Manifest destiny Belief that the U.S should go from the Atlantic to the Pasific ocean
Zachary Taylor General in the Texas army
Winfield Scott General in the Texas army
Bear flag revolt A rebell against the Mexican creating the republic of California
Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo Treaty that ended the war
Mexican cession The area the Mexicans gave up
Forty-niner A person who went to California to find gold
Californio Settlers of Spanish or Mexican decent
Mariano Vallejo A member of one of the oldest spanish family in America
John Sutter A Swiss immagrent that got the Mexican gov. To give him 5,000 acres of land
James Marshal A carpenter who built a sawmill on the American river
California gold rush Larg # of people moved to California because of the gold that was found
Created by: M0502049