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Frontier The land that forms the farthest are from a nation's settled regions
Expansion Extending a nation beyond its existing borders
Manifest Destiny Belief the the United States had the right and duty to expand all the way to the Pacific Ocean
Oregon Fever Mass migration of Americans to the Pacific Northwest. Settlers traveled the Oregon Trail to find free and fertile land in the WEst during the 1840's and 1850's
The Alamo A 12 day battle at an old Spanish Mission. There were 150 Texans against 6,000 Mexican troops
Annex To add on
Lone Star Republic After winning independence from Mexico, Texans called their new nation the Lone Star Republic
Mexican War War between the United States and Mexico over a border dispute with Texas. The war ended with the treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo
Bear Flag Republic Name given to California in 1846 when they declared themselves free from Mexico and an independent republic
Treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo (1848) Treaty that ended the Mexican-American War, Mexico recognized Texas annexation and gave the U.S. the Mexican Cession
Mexican Cession Land given to the United States in the treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo. The territory included parts of New Mexico, California, Arizona, Nevada, Colorado, and Utah
Gadsden Purchase In 1853, the U.S. agreed to pay Mexico $10 million for a strip of land in present day Arizona and New Mexico
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