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AH1 Unit 7: Manifest

Manifest Destiny

Manifest Destiny the belief that the United States had the right to all the land between the Atlantic andPacific
Treaty of Fort Laramie treaty that gave Native Americans control of the Central Plains
Santa Fe Trail Trail from Missouri to Santa Fe, New Mexico
Oregon Trail Trail from Missouri to Oregon
Mormons Religious group that settled near present-day Salt Lake City, believed in polygamous marriage
Joseph Smith Founder and leader of the Mormons
Brigham Young Leader of the Mormons who decided to move the group west to Utah
"Fifty-Four Forty or Fight" Slogan used in the 1844 presidential election as a call for US annexation of the Oregon Territory
Stephen F. Austin Leader of the American settlers in Texas
Land Grant gift of public land to an individual or organization
Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna Mexican president who fought Texans in the Texas Revolution
Texas Revolution Texas's war for independence from Mexico
Alamo site of a key battle in the Texas Revolution
Sam Houston leader of the Texas rebels and 1st president of the Republic of Texas
Republic of Texas independent nation that was created after Texans defeated Mexico in the Texas Revolution
Annex to make part of, to incorporate something into something else
James K. Polk 11th President, supported Manifest Destiny and the annexation of Texas and Oregon
Zachary Taylor American general in the war with Mexico, nicknamed Old Rough and Ready, and 12th president
Stephen Kearny American general in in the war with Mexico, nicknamed The Long Marcher
Republic of California Nation declared by American settlers after defeating Mexico
Winfield Scott American general in war with Mexico, nicknamed Old Fuss and Feathers
Treaty of Guadalupe- Hildalgo Treaty ending war with Mexico
Forty-Niners People who came to California in 1849 in search of gold
Gold Rush Movement of people to a place in which gold has been discover
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