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Chapter 12 Vocab

TermDefinition
Manifest Destiny to overspread and to possess the whole of the continent
Mountain Men tough, independent men made their living by trapping beaver
Rendezvous meeting
Emigrants a person who leaves a country or region
Oregon Trail a path that leads to the Oregon country
Stephen F. Austin he recruited 300 American families to settle in Texas
Tejanos Mexicans who claimed Texas as their home
Alamo the battle where the Mexicans won
Sam Houston commander in chief of the Texas forces
Annex take control of
The Battle of San Jacinto the battle where the Texas forces won
John C. Fremont an army officer
Rancheros ranch owners
Ranchos huge estates
Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo the treaty where Mexico gave up Texas and agreed to the Rio Grande as the border between Texas and Mexico
Mexican Cession Mexico ceded California and New Mexico to the United States for the price of $15 million
Gadsden Purchase the United States paid Mexico $10 million for a strip of land along the southern edge of Arizona and New Mexico
Forty-niners people that came for the Gold Rush in 1849
Boomtowns communities built overnight
Vigilantes citizens formed committees of groups to protect themselves
Levi Strauss he sold pants made of denim
Mormons members of the church
Brigham Young head of the Mormons
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