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chapter17

vocabulary

TermDefinition
Tariff of 1842 Protective measures passed by congressional Whigs, raising tariffs to per-compromise of 1833 rates
Caroline Diplomatic row between the united states and Brittan. Developed after British troops set fire to an American steamer caring supplies across Nigeria river to Canadian insurgents, during Canada insurrection
Aroostook war Began in 1839 series of clashes between America and Canadian lumberjacks in the disputed territory of northern Maine resolved when a permanent boundary was agreed upon on 1842.
Creole American ship captured by a group of rebelling Virginia slaves. the slaves successfully sought asylum in the Bahamas, raising fears among southern planters that the brithish west indies would become a safe haven for runaway slaves.
Manifest Destiny Belief that the United States was destined by God to spread its "empire of liberty" across north America. Served as a justification for Mid-Nineteenth-century expansionism.
Fifty-four-forty or fight mid-nineteenth-century expansionists wanted to occupy Oregon territory, jointly held by Brits and the United States though president Polk had pledge to seize all of the Oregon to 54 40 he settled on the forty-ninth Parallel as a Brits compromise
Liberty party Antislavery party ran candidates in the 1840-1844 elections before merging with the free soil party. Supporters of the liberty party sought the eventual abolition of slavery, short term want to halt slavery territory growth n abolish slave trade.
walker tariff Revenue enhancing measures that lowered tariffs from 1842 levels thereby fueling trade and increasing treasury receipts.
Spot resolution Measures introduced by Illinois congressman Abraham Lincoln questioned President James K Polk justification for war with Mexico. Lincoln requested that Polk clarify exactly were Mexican forces attacked Americans.
California Bear Flag Short lived Californian republic established by local American settlers who revolted against Mexico. Once news of the war with Mexico reached the Americans they abandoned the republic in favor of joining the United States
Buena Vista Key American victory against Mexican forces in the Mexican-American war. Elevating General Zachary Tyler to national prominence and helped secure his success in the 1848 presidential election.
Treaty of Guadalupe Froward to Washington on February 2, 1848 confined the American title to Texas Yielded the enormous area stretching to Oregon and the ocean and embracing coveted California
Conscience Whig Mexican Whigs was dubbed by the anti-slavery Whigs in Congress they were denouncing dependable war with increasing heat. thereafter vote down the supplies for the armies in the fields.
Wilmot Proviso Amendment that sought to prohibit slavery from territory acquired from Mexico. introduced by Pennsylvania congressman David Wilmette the failed amendment retched up tensions between North and South over issues in slavery.
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