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1

In 1845 who could own land in California?

Mexican citizens

2

What is manifest destiny?

The thought of the US going from the Atlantic to pacific ocean

3

WHy was manifest destiny a poplular idea?

1. Population had grown
2 more live and work
3 trade

4

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

5

Did Mexico sell California to US?

No

6

What was Mexican California like? what kind of control dod Mexico have?

The economy was weak
Not much the Rancho owners had more power

7

What troubles did Mexico have in California?

Didn't have enough money to pay soldiers,

8

What happened to John C fremont?

He got kicked out of CA

9

what is a squatter?

Someone who lives in a place without permission

10

What rumor did Fremont spread?

That Castro was going to kick out American settlers

11

What did some squatters try to do?

They were going to try to take over CA and hoped US would help

12

what is a rebel?

someone who fights against the government

13

How did the rebels take control of California?

They captured Marino vallejo

14

what is a republic?

A form of government in which people elect their leaders

15

What were the main events of the bear flag revolt?

group of settlers marched to sonoma-
the rebels made Vallejo give up control-
he did
took him to Sutters fort
rebels declared cA a repbublic
raised the Bear FlagSonoma CA
Sutters' Fort

16

What happend when US warships landed in Monterey?

The California Republic ended and US was at war with Mexico