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Westward Expansion

Chapter 15 in your textbook

QuestionAnswer
To add a territory to a country Annex
The art of conducting negotiations with other countries Diplomacy
Done for a good reason, acceptable Justifiable
The belief that it was America's right and duty to spread across the North American continent Manifest Destiny
An over land route that stretched about 2,000 miles from Independence, Missouri, to the Columbia River in Oregon Oregon Trail
A region of land organized by Congress and under the leadership of a governor Territory
A formal agreement between two different countries Treaty
Territory the U.S. came to own through a treaty with Great Britain Oregon Country
Territory the U.S. came to own through purchasing it from France for $15 million Louisiana Territory
Territory the U.S. came to own through a treaty with Spain (and a $5 million payment) Florida
Territory the U.S. came to own through annexation (they asked to join after they became an independent country) Texas
Territory the U.S. came to own following the Mexican American War California and New Mexico
President responsible for the Louisiana Purchase Thomas Jefferson
President during the Mexican American War James Polk
The U.S. general (and future president) who ignored orders and invaded Florida Andrew Jackson
Leaders of the first major U.S. expedition into the Louisiana Territory Lewis and Clark
Created by: avoigt