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Chapter 17

Vocabulary

TermDefinition
Tariff of 1842 John Tyler had no fondness for a protective tariff but wanted additional revenue
Caroline American Streamer, Carrying supplies to the insurgents across the swift Niagara River. Attacked on New York shore by Brit. and set vessel on fire.
Creole An American ship that was captured by 130 Virginia slaves who rebelled and captured it.
Aroostook War A small-scale lumberjack clash, which threatened to widen into a full-dress shooting war.
Manifest Destiny Emotional upsurge in 1844that countless citizens feeling a sense of mission, believed that the almighty God had a "Manifestly" destined the American people for a hemispheric career. Hoping to spread over the entire continent and possibly to South America.
"Fifty-four forty or fight" In 1846 "Reannexation of Texas" and the "Reoccupation of Oregon." an Outbellowing the Whig logcabinites in the game of slogans. "All of Oregon or None."
Liberty Party A tiny anitslavery group 1840-1844 that had 16,000 votes, many of which would otherwise have gone to the unlucky Kentuckian.
Walker Tariff Low- tariff that lowered to 25%. New England and the middle state, who cried that American Manufacturing would be ruined.
spot resolutions Abraham would request the precise "spot" on American soil where American blood had been shed. Whigs called the president a liar -"Polk the Mendacious."
California Bear Flag Republic John C. Fremount helping to overthrow Mexican rule in 1846, he collaborated with American naval officers and with the local Americans, who had hoisted the banner.
Battle of Buena Vista General Zachary Taylor with five thousand men attacked by twenty thousand men under Santa Anna. Taylor won with extreme difficulty Became "Hero of Buena Vista."
Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo Forward to Washington on February 2, 1848. Confirmed the American title to Texas and yielded the enormous area stretching westward to Oregon and the ocean and embracing coveted California.
Conscience Whigs "Mexican Whigs" was dubbed by the antislavery Whigs in Congress- they were denouncing "damnable war" with increasing heat.Threatening to vote down the supplies for the armies in the field.
Wilmot Proviso Never became a federal law eventually endorsed by the legislatures of all but one of the free states, and it came to symbolize the burning issue of slavery in the territories.
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