Flashcards in Chapter 13&14✏️ Deck (28):
What area was under joint occupation with Britain in the early 1800’s?
The Oregon Country
How did the mountain men of Oregon make a living?
By trapping beavers
Why did Americans begin traveling to Oregon?
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 the Alamo?
Who was the backwoodsman from Tennessee who volunteered fight at the Alamo?
What did the defenders of the Alamo do for the Texan fight?
Bought time for the Texans
Who became commander in chief of the Texan forces?
What was the surprise attack that killed 600 Mexicans and captured 700 Mexicans,
including Santa Anna?
The Battle of San Jacinto
What was the rallying cry of the men at this battle?
"Remember The Alamo"
What was formed in Texas after Santa Anna surrendered?
The One Star Republic
What were the 3 reasons Polk was determined to control NM and CA?
Trade,creating a clear passage to the Pacific Ocean,and the manifest destiny
Where did America believe the southern border of Texas was? Where did Mexico
believe it was?
America~Rio Grande River
What was the cause of the Mexican American War?
American troops set up on the land between the two rivers and Mexico attacked
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
What did Mexico give up in the Mexican Cession?
California and New Mexico
Why did the Mormons go to Utah?
Their leader was killed in Illinois so they migrated
Who led the Mormons to the Great Salt Lake area?
How were mining towns run if there were no jails or police?
A vigilance committee
What did the California Gold Rush do to the earth’s gold supply?
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?
The Gradsden Purchase
What united the East to the Midwest in 1860?
Why did people from Ireland migrate to the US (What was wrong in their
A potato famine