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ch. 14 vocabulary

Joint Occupation people from two countries can occupy an area
Prairie Schooner canvas covered wagon used by pioneers in the mid-1800’s
Mountain Man an adventurer of the American West; these people usually shunned big cities and civilization preferring to live in the wild
Manifest Destiny belief that the US was destined by God to extend its boundedaries to the pacific ocean
Emigrant people who leave their own country
Tejano a Texan of latin American (usually Mexican) descent
Decree an official order
Barricade to block off
Annex to add territory; in this case to add territory to a country
Rancho a ranch
Ranchero someone who owns a ranch
Forty-niners people who went to California in 1849 looking for gold
Boomtown a fast growing community
Vigilante a person who acts as police, judge, and jury without formal legal authority
Mission a church established in a place where people are trying to convert others to a religion
Created by: riley schulze



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