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8th SS - Chapter 13

Chapter 13: Westward Expansion

QuestionAnswer
frontier the land that forms the farthest extent of a nation's settled regions
land grants government gifts of land
rancheros owners of ranches
expansion extending the nation beyond its borders
Manifest Destiny the belief that the United States was destined to extend from the Atlantic to the Pacific
mountain men fur trappers of the Northwest
rendezvous meeting where the trappers would trade furs for supplies
Oregon Fever excitement to go westward to Oregon
Stephen Austin led group of some 300 Americans into Texas
dictatorship one-person rule
siege an attack in which one force surrounds a city or fort
annex add on
cede give up
Joseph Smith founder of the Mormons
polygmy the practice of having more than one wife at a time
Sam Houston led a surprise attack against Santa Anna after the Alamo
Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo ended the Mexican-American war
Brigham Young new Mormon leader; led Mormons to Utah
California Gold Rush people from all over the country and world were coming to California in search of gold
forty-niners
water rights legal rights to use the water in a river or body of water
vigilantes self-appointed law enforcers
Marcus and Narcissa Whitman missionary couple who went westward to bring Christianity to the Native Amerians
Oregon Trail trail that started in Independence, MO that led all the way to Oregon
Created by: MissMisiak