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Ch.12 vocab

Vocab

TermDefinition
Manifest Destiny The Americans believed it was their God given right to own the land from east coast to west coast.
Mountain Men Fur trappers who moved to the Rocky Mountans to trap beavers
Rendezvous Meeting
Emigrants Pioneers that went to Oregon
Oregon Trail Trek across the western plains to get to Oregon.
Stephen F. Austin Leader of American settlers who moved to Texas
Tejanos Mexicans who claimed Texas as their home
Alamo A small Texan force barricade
Sam Houston Commander in chief of the Texas forces
Annex Take control of
Battle of San Jacinto Battle between Houston and Santa Anna resulting in the turning point in the Mexican war
John C. Fremont an army officer who wrote about Texas
Rancheros Ranch owners
Rancho Huge estates
Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo Treaty that gave the Americans Texas. Signed in February 1848.
Mexicans Cession Mexico gave California to the U.S. for $15 million dollars.
Gadsden Purchase Land along the Southern border of Arizona and New Mexico.
Forty-niners People who arrived in California in 1849.
Boomtowns Communities that started overnight.
Vigilantes Citizens that acted as police in areas without them.
Levi Strauss Man who sold jeans to the miners in California.
Mormons People who started a religion and moved to Utah.
Brigham Young Man who lead the Mormons to Utah.
Created by: thatoneperson