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Mr. Harvey Ch. 10

Chapter 10 Review

The branch of government that oversees the courts is the judiciary (or judicial)
The power of veto is the power to.... prevent something from becoming a law.
Define manifest destiny The belief that the United States should own all of the land between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.
After the Mexican War, the United States gained a large amount of land as the result of a Cession
Popular Sovereignty gave territories the right to decide for themselves whether or not to allow.... slavery
Why did Texas have to write a new constitution in 1845? because they became a state
The only native Texan who attended the convention that wrote the state constitution was... José Antonio Navarro
What documents influences the writing of the Texas State Constitution of 1845? The US Constitution, The Republic of Texas Constitution, and the Tennessee and Louisiana State Constitutions.
Before the Mexican War, Mexico said that this river was the border between Texas and Mexico. Nueces River
Name the rights that women were given in the Texas Constitution of 1845? The right to own property and if, she were married, her husband must have her permission to sell their property.
The first governor of Texas was... James Pinckney Henderson
What battle of the Mexican War was fought north of the Rio Grande? Palo Alto
What important job did Major Benjamin McCulloch’s Texas Rangers perform during the Mexican War? Gathering information for the US Army.
What was a major issue for the governors of Texas until it was settled in the 1850s? The border dispute with New Mexico
What were the accomplishments of Governor Elisha Pease? Lowering the debt, establishing the permanent school fund, and promoting the construction of railroads.
What Texas border was set by the U.S. Congress in the Compromise of 1850? Western
About how large was the population of Texas in 1860? 600,000
This is the branch of government that has veto power. Executive
Who could not vote in Texas in 1845? Men under 21, women, African Americans, and Native Americans
Houston and Rusk were the first Texans to be in the... US Senate.
What area did both Mexico and the United States claim before the Mexican War? between the Nueces and the Rio Grande
In the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, what did the United States give Mexico in return for large amounts of land in the west? $15 million
Which party dominated Texas politics in the 1840s and 1850s? Democratic
What did Native Americans believe about land? No one could own it
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