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Chapter 12 History


Manifest Destiny God's will to expand the United States
Mountain Men fur traders that spent most of their time in the Rocky Mountains
Rendezvous meeting
Emigrants left the U.S to go to Oregon
Oregon Trail The way to get to Oregon
Stephan F. Austin organized a colony and recruited 300 American families to settle in Texas
Tejanos Mexicans who claimed Texas as their homes
Alamo Leaders were Davy Crockett, Jim Bowie, William B. Travis. America lost
Sam Houston Commander of Texas forces. Won Battle of San Jancinto
Annex take control of
Battle of San Jancito Sam Houston led it and won.
John C. Fremont army official
Rancheros ranch owners
Rancho huge estates set up by Mexicans
Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo Mexico gave up Texas and agreed to the Rio Grande as the border between Texas and Mexico
Mexican Cession Mexico gave California and New Mexico to U.S for $15 million
Gadsden Purchase a strip of land along the southern edge of Arizona and New Mexico. Bought for 10 million
Forty-niners Arrived in California for gold
Boomtowns as people came for gold, they built new communities almost overnight
vigilantes citizens formed committees of groups to protect themselves
Levi Strauss Got rich by selling denim pants to miners
Mormons members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Brigham Young head of Mormons and decided to move every one to the Great Salt Lake in Utah
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