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Chapter 12 Vocab.

Manifest Destiny The God given right to move west
Mountain Men Fur traders in Oregon country
Rendezvous When mountain men gather for a meeting
Emigrants the Pioneers
Oregon Trail A trail to the Oregon country
Stephen F. Austin Recruited 300 American families and was a leader among American settlers
Tejanos Mexicans who claim Texas as their home
Alamo A small Texan force barricaded inside a nearby mission
Sam Houston Commander and cheif of the Texas forces
Annex Take control of
Battle of San Jancinto More than 600 soliders died and about more than 700 captured including Santa Anna
John C. Fremont An Army officer who wrote about California's climate
Rancheros Ranch owners
Rancho Mexicans who bought avaliable mission land and set up huge estates
Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo Mexicans gave up Texas and agreed that Rio Grande was the border
Mexican Cession When Mexico gave California and New Mexico to the United States for 15 million dollars
Gadsden Purchase A strip of land along the southern edge of present-day Arizona and New Mexico
Forty-niners People who went to California looking for gold
Boomtowns Towns that were built practically over night
Vigilantes Committees of groups to protect themselves
Levi Stauss Sold sturdy pants made of denim to miners
Mormons Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Brigham Young After Joseph Smith died he took over as the head of the Mormons and move all the Mormons to present day Utah
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