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What area was under joint occupation with Britain in the early 1800’s?

Oregon

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How did the mountain men of Oregon make a living?

Trapping beaver

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Why did Americans begin traveling to Oregon?

Fertile soil

3

What is Manifest Destiny?

The belief that it is our destiny to expand to the pacific

4

Who recruited 300 American families to help settle land in Mexico?

Stephan F. Austin

5

Who led the Mexican troops in the Battle of the Alamo?

Santa Anna

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Who was the backwoodsman from Tennessee who volunteered fight at the Alamo?

Davy Crockett

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What did the defenders of the Alamo do for the Texan fight?

Bought time

8

Who became commander in chief of the Texan forces?

Sam H. Huston

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What was the surprise attack that killed 600 Mexicans and captured 700 Mexicans, including Santa Anna?

The Battle of San Jacinto

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What was the rallying cry of the men at this battle?

Remember the Alamo

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What was formed in Texas after Santa Anna surrendered?

The lone star republic

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What were the 3 reasons Polk was determined to control NM and CA?

Trade

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Where did America believe the southern border of Texas was? Where did Mexico believe it was?

The rio grande,nieces river

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What was the cause of the Mexican American War?

Mexican troops attacked Zachary Taylor

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What did Mexico end up losing after the war?

Half of their territory

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The signing of what ended the Mexican American War?

Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo

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What did Mexico give up in the Mexican Cession?

California

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Why did the Mormons go to Utah?

To safely practice their religion

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Who led the Mormons to the Great Salt Lake area?

Joseph Smith

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How were mining towns run if there were no jails or police?

Vigilante commutes

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What did the California Gold Rush do to the earth’s gold supply?

It doubled it

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Who was the Jewish Immigrant who sold the miners pants made of denim?

Levi Strauss

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The Gold Rush had long lasting effects on what?

The U.S economy

24

What finalized the American mainland?

The Gadsden purchase

25

What united the East to the Midwest in 1860?

The railroad

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Why did the Irish come to America

Because of the potato famine

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What was king of crops in the south and what was the capital

Cotten , Memphis

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Who owned farms of 50 to 200 acres in the south

Yemenis