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Chapter 13 Vocab

plus in addition to
access a way into something or someplace
joint occupation situation in which people from two countries can occupy an area
mountain men an adventurer of the american west
emigrant person who leaves his or her country to live somewhere else
prairie schooner a canvas-covered wagon used by pioneers in the mid-1800s
manifest destiny the belief that the United States was destined by God to extend its boundaries to the Pacific Ocean
establish to set up or create
remove to take away
Tejano a Texan of Latin, often Mexican, descent
decree official order
barricade to block off
annex to add a territory to one's own territory
subjugate conquer
usurpation an unjust seizing of power
immutable does not change
proffered present for acceptance
rancho ranch, especially the large estates set up by Mexicans in the American West
ranchero rancher, owner of a rancho
resource something that can be used for benefit, especially land, minerals, and water
justify to provide an explanation for
forty-niner fortune-seeker who came to California during the Gold Rush
boomtown a fast-growing community
vigilante person who acts as police, judge, and jury without formal legal authority
constitution a list of laws supporting a government
incorporate to include, absorb
Created by: Jaya Reed