Flashcards in Chapter 5 lesson 3 Deck (16):
In 1845 who could own land in California?
What is manifest destiny?
The thought of the US going from the Atlantic to pacific ocean
WHy was manifest destiny a poplular idea?
1. Population had grown
2 more live and work
Who was James K Polk? What did he think about US owning california?
1. A president of the US
2. He wanted it for trade and work and live
He also offered Mexico $40 million for CA, AZ and NM
Did Mexico sell California to US?
What was Mexican California like? what kind of control dod Mexico have?
The economy was weak
Not much the Rancho owners had more power
What troubles did Mexico have in California?
Didn't have enough money to pay soldiers,
What happened to John C fremont?
He got kicked out of CA
what is a squatter?
Someone who lives in a place without permission
What rumor did Fremont spread?
That Castro was going to kick out American settlers
What did some squatters try to do?
They were going to try to take over CA and hoped US would help
what is a rebel?
someone who fights against the government
How did the rebels take control of California?
They captured Marino vallejo
what is a republic?
A form of government in which people elect their leaders
What were the main events of the bear flag revolt?
group of settlers marched to sonoma-
the rebels made Vallejo give up control-
took him to Sutters fort
rebels declared cA a repbublic
raised the Bear FlagSonoma CA