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Chapter 17

Terms

TermDefinition
Tariff of 1842 This was a protectionist tariff schedule adopted in the United States to reverse the effects of the Compromise Tariff of 1833.
Caroline a famous steamer which carried supplies across the Niagara. It was attacked by the british in New York
Creole american ship captured by 130 slaves
Aroostook War The Aroostook War was a confrontation in 1838–1839 between the United States and the United Kingdom over the international boundary between the British colony of New Brunswick and the US state of Maine.
Manifest Destiny Manifest Destiny is a term during the 19th century period of American expansion that the United States from coast to coast. This attitude helped fuel western settlement, Native American removal and war with Mexico.
'Fifty-four forty or fight" popular slogan about the conquest of Oregon
Liberty Party Anti slavery party in the 1840-1844 elections which merged with the Free Soil party helped in the eventual liberation of slaves
Walker Tariff The Walker Tariff was enacted by the Democrats, and made substantial cuts in the high rates of the "Black Tariff" of 1842, enacted by the Whigs. It was based on a report by Secretary of the Treasury Robert J. Walker.
spot resolution questionings by Lincoln for justification about war with Mexico.
California Bear Flag Republic short lived republic who revolted against Mexico. was abandoned to help the US forces
Battle of Buena Vista battle where General Zachary Taylor fought of the mexican forces with odds of 4-1.
Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo the treaty which allowed Mexico to sell Texas and land going up to Oregon for 15 million dollars.
Conscience Whigs a antislavery Whig party that threatened to vote down the supplies of for the armies in the field.
Wilmot Proviso it was a symbol of the slavery issue in the territories.
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