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Who was Stephen Austin? -man who brought Americans to Texas to help settle it -if Americans settled it, Mexico would give them land
What was the Alamo? -A legendary battle for the Texans because their troops had to endure the larger Mexican army,and became a battle cry for independence from Mexico "Long Live the Alamo!"
Who was General Sam Houston? -Led Texans toward independence -was patient&careful in planning to defeat Gen. Santa Anna...waited until Santa Anna's troops rested then began the fight -the first president of the Republic of Texas -statue of him is in Texas right now
Who was General Santa Anna? fought Gen.Sam Houston in the battle of San Jacinto -signed papers to give Texas its independence at the threat of death...Mexico's government took his words back
What was the Battle of San Jacinto? -Texas vs. Mexico -Texas won its independence from Mexico
What was the Republic of Texas? - For 9 years, Texas stood as its own nation that allowed slavery -in 1849, Texas became the 28th state of the USA
What was the Oregon Country? - is what is now Oregon, Washington,& British Columbia,Canada -British ships sailed all the way around South America to trade fur from Oregon's Native Americans
What was the Mexican-American War? -Mexico invaded U.S. territory -Mexicans shed American blood on American soil -war began on May 13, 1846
What was th Mexican Cession or th Gadsden Purchase? - The U.s. paid Mexico $15 million for NV,UT,AZ,WY,NM,and CO(Mexican Cession) -Southern NM and AZ were bought from Mexico(Gadsden Purchase)
What was the Bear Flag Republic? -Flag was white with a brown bear on it -set up their own government -General Taylor -Northern CA