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Tariff of 1842 signed by John Tyler; had no fondness for a protective tariff, but included additional revenue
Caroline An American steamer;carried supplies to insurgents across the Niagara River. Attacked on New York shore by British force. (only one American killed)
Aroostook War small-scale lumberjack; threatened to widen into a full-dress shooting war. Happened: no-man's land of the tall-timbered Aroostook River valley. Who: lumberjacks from Maine and Canada.
Manifest Destiny Campaign of 1844; expression of emotional upsurge;Countless citizens, feeling a sense of mission, believed that God had "manifestly" destined American people for a hemispheric career
Fifty-four forty or fight Slogan;adopted by mid-19th century expansionists who advocated occupation of Oregon territory, held by Britain and the United States. Polk pledged to seize all of Oregon, to 54 40', but he settled on the 49th parallel as a compromise of British
Liberty party had nearly 16,000 votes. (antislavery party) supporters saught the eventual abolition of slavery, but in short-term hoped to halt the expansion of slavery into the territories and abolished the domestic slave trade
Walker Tariff Made by Robert J. Walker; was a tariff-for-revenue bill that reduced average rates of Tariff of 1842. Proved to be an excellent revenue producer, largely because it was followed by boom times and heavy imports
spot resolution Whig congressmen from Illinois(Abraham Lincoln) introduced certain resolutions the requested certain information as to the precise "spot" on American soil where American blood had been shed
California Bear Flag Republic Short-lived California republic, established by local American settlers who revolted against Mexico. Abandoned the republic in favor of joining the United States
Battle of Buena Vista Zachary Taylor's force was attacked by troops under Santa Anna. Zachary Taylor became "hero of Buena Vista" -> would be elected president in 1848 by "spontaneous combustion "
Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo Signed by Polk on Feb. 2, 1848. It confirmed American title to Texas and yielded the enormous area stretching westward to Oregon and the ocean and embracing coveted California
Conscience Whigs Northern Whigs who opposed slavery on moral grounds. They sought to prevent the annexation of Texas as a slave state, fearing that the new slave territory would only serve to buttress the southern "slave power"
Wilmot Proviso Never became federal law. Was endorsed eventually by legislatures of all but one of the free state. It came to symbolize the burning issue of slavery in the territories.
Creole American ship that had been captured by 130 Virginian slaves.
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