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ch 13 vocab BV

leading an expedition to find a route through the Rocky Mountains when a grizzly bear attacked. Jedediah Smith
daring fur trappers and explorers known as mountain men
became famous as rugged loners. Jim Beckwourth
bought huge areas of land land speculators
led from Missouri to Santa Fe Santa Fe Trail
ran from Independence, Missouri, to the Oregon Territory Oregon Trail
settled Utah, were members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Mormons
next Mormon leader Brigham Young
Son of a bankrupt Missouri mine owner Stephen Austin
people of Spanish heritage who consider Texas their home. Tejanos
Mexican president Antonio López de Santa Anna
the only man at the meeting with military experience Sam Houston
The second was a company of 183 volunteers at the Alamo. Headed by William Travis
led a band of 25 Tejanos in support of revolt Juan Seguín
The Alamo's defenders held off the Mexican attack for 12 violent days. all but five Texans were dead Battle of the Alamo
Texans raised a flag with a single star. They adopted a nickname Lone Star Republic
suggested that expansion was not only good but bound to happen–even if it meant pushing Mexicans and Native Americans out of the way manifest destiny
station troops on the northern bank of the Rio Grande Zachary Taylor
, Americans led by the explorer John C. Frémont rebelled against Mexican rule in the Bear Flag Revolt
landed at Veracruz on the Gulf of Mexico and battled inland toward Mexico City Winfield Scott
war officially ended with the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo
Mexico also ceded, or gave up, a vast region known as the Mexican Cession
someone who went to California to find gold, starting in 1849. forty–niner
settlers of Spanish or Mexican descent Californios
important Californio was Mariano Vallejo
a Swiss immigrant John Sutter
Sutter sent a carpenter named James Marshall
From all over California, people raced to the American River–starting the California gold rush
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