Flashcards in Chapter 13 And 14 Deck (14):
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 beaver
Why did Americans begin traveling to Oregon?
Reports of 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 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 them some time⏰
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?
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?
Lone Star Republic forms
What were the 3 reasons Polk was determined to control NM and CA?
Gain New Mexico and California