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|What was the trail people traveled west on called?
|the Oregon Trail
|What was the huge area beyond the Rocky Mountains?
|Who did Oregon rightfully belong to?
|What did the mountain men learn from the Native Americans?
|What animal was trapped by many mountain men for its fur?
|Who were the 1st white American settlers to build homes in the Oregon Country?
|What spread quickly on the Oregon Trail since families had top travel long hours and were close to each other?
|diseases and germs
|What was part of the Spanish colony of Mexico?
|Who was given a land grant by Spain to set up an American colony in Mexico?
|Who did Mexico win their independence from?
|Who was a dictator and leader of Mexico?
|Where were 200 Texans held that is now located in present day San Antonio?
|Where did Sam Houston attack Santa Anna's army?
|at the Battle of San Jacinto
|What is the nickname for the country of Texas?
|the Lone Star State
|Who was the first American to head to Santa Fe?
|able to produce enough for its own needs
|Indian and Mexican cowhands that worked on the ranches
|the belief that the US had the right and the duty to spread its rule all the way to the Pacific Ocean
|Who was elected President in 1844 because he favored expansion of the US?
|James K. Polk
|Who tricked the US Senate by telling them Texas would become an ally of Britain?
|What is the nickname of California?
|Bear Flag Republic
|What future states did the US obtain in the Gadsden Purchase?
|Arizona and New Mexico
|Who made the difficult journey to the land we call Utah today?
|Where was gold found?
|What was the nickname for the 80,000 people that made the journey to California in 1849?
|What city grew from a sleepy town to a bustling city of newcomers due to the gold rush?
|Who still faced racial discrimination in California?
|African American and other minorities