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Ch. 12 vocab

vocabulary words w/ definitions

TermDefinition
Manifest Destiny the idea that the United States was destined by God to extend its boundaries all the way to the Pacific Ocean
Mountain Men people who spent most of their time in the Rocky Mountains, they were trappers
rendezvous a meeting where mountain men gathered
emigrants tens of thousands of people made a great migration on the Oregon Trail
Oregon Trail across the Great Plains, along the Platte River, and through the south pass of the Rocky Mountains.
Stephen F. Austin recruited 300 American families to settle in Texas
Tejanos Mexicans who claimed Texas as their home
Alamo Mexican troops launched an assault on the Alamo Mission, making this The Battle of Alamo
Sam Houston commander in Chief of Texas forces; ordered troops at Goliad to abandon their position. Although, they ran into Mexican troops and fought a fierce fight.
Annex take control of
Battle of San Jancinto Houston gathered an army of about 900 at San Jancinto. Went to Santa Anna's camp and killed more than 600 soldiers and captured about 700 more. On May 14, 1836, Santa Anna signed a treaty that recognized the independence for Texas
John C. Fremont army officer that wrote of the region's mild climate and vast natural resources
Rancheros ranch owners
rancho huge estate
Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo signed in February 1848. Mexico gave up Texas and agreed to the Rio Grande as the border between Texas and Mexico
Mexican Cession Mexico gave away California and New Mexico to the United States for the price of 15$ million
Gadsden Purchase US paid Mexico 10$ million for this. it was a strip of land along the southern edge of present day Arizona and New Mexico.
Forty-niners those who arrived in 1849 in search of riches
boomtowns new communities built almost overnight
vigilantes Citizens formed committees of groups known as this to protect themselves
Levi Stauss sold the miners sturdy pants and made them denim. "levi's"
mormons members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Brigham Young took over as head of the Mormons
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