Flashcards in Chapter 13 And 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?
Why did Americans begin traveling to Oregon?
What is Manifest Destiny?
The belief that it is our destiny to expand to the pacific
Who recruited 300 American families to help settle land in Mexico?
Stephan 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?
Who became commander in chief of the Texan forces?
Sam H. Huston
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 lone star republic
What were the 3 reasons Polk was determined to control NM and CA?
Where did America believe the southern border of Texas was? Where did Mexico believe it was?
The rio grande,nieces river
What was the cause of the Mexican American War?
Mexican troops attacked Zachary Taylor
What did Mexico end up losing after the war?
Half of their territory
The signing of what ended the Mexican American War?
Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo
What did Mexico give up in the Mexican Cession?
Why did the Mormons go to Utah?
To safely practice their religion
Who led the Mormons to the Great Salt Lake area?
How were mining towns run if there were no jails or police?
What did the California Gold Rush do to the earth’s gold supply?
It doubled it
Who was the Jewish Immigrant who sold the miners pants made of denim?
The Gold Rush had long lasting effects on what?
The U.S economy
What finalized the American mainland?
The Gadsden purchase
What united the East to the Midwest in 1860?
Why did the Irish come to America
Because of the potato famine
What was king of crops in the south and what was the capital
Cotten , Memphis