Flashcards in Chapter 13 & 14 Deck (29):
What area was under joint occupation with Britain in the early 1800's
How did the mountain men of Oregon make a living?
Off of trapping beavers
Why did Americans begin traveling to Oregon?
Because of the fertile land for farming
What is Manifest Destiny?
Belief that America should extend its boundaries all the way to the Pacific Ocean
Who recruited 300 American families to help settle land in Mexico?
Stephen F. Austin
Who led the Mexican troops in the Battle of Alamo?
Who was the backwoods man from Tennessee who volunteered to fight at the Alamo?
What did the defenders of the Alamo do for the Texan fight?
They bought them time that was much needed by killing hundreds of Mexican soldiers
Who became commander in chief of the Texan forces?
What was the surprise attack that killed 600 Mexicans and captured 700 including Santa Annas?
Battle of San Jacinto
What was the rallying cry of men at this battle?
"Remember the Alamo"
What was formed in Texas after Santa Anna surrendered?
The Lone Star Republic
What were the 3 reasons Polk was determined to control New Mexico and California?
To clear a passage way to the Pacific Ocean
Where did America believe the Southern Border of Texas was? Where did Mexico?
America believes the border is the Rio Grande River and Mexico believes the Nuecus River is
What was the cause of the Mexican American War?
Mexican troops attacked Zachary Taylor and his troops in the disputed border area
What did Mexico end up losing after the war?
Half of its territory
The signing of what ended the Mexican American War?
The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo
What did Mexico give up in the Mexican Cession?
Ceded California and New Mexico and in return the U.S. gave them $15 million
Why did the Mormons go to Utah?
So they could safety practice their religion
Who led the Mormons to the Great Salt Lake area?
How were mining towns run if there was no jail or police?
What did the California Gold Rush do to the worlds gold supply?
It more than doubled it
Who was the Jewish Immigrant who sold the miners pants made of denim?
The Gold Rush had long lasting effects on what?
What finalized the American mainland?
What United the East to the Midwest in the 1860's?
Why did people from Ireland migrate to the U.S.? (What was wrong in their country?)
Because of a terrible potato famine
What was "king" in the American South and what city was the "capital"?
Cotton is king and Memphis is the capital