Flashcards in Chapter 9: US Westward Expansion Deck (11):
Stephen F. Austin
Man who led some of the first several Americans west along the Brazos River
S P E
The gift of public land to an individual or organization
Antonio Lopez De Santa Ana
He suspended the 1824 Mexican constitution and imprisoned Austin for inciting revolution , killed everyone in The Alamo
James K. Polk
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Was a US president who urged war with Mexico, mainly for land and economic gain.
S P I
He was Polk’s general, and he was supposed to march to Rio Grande and block the river in the war.
S P I
He was Polk’s Colonel. Polk ordered Kearny to march west, from Kansas to Santa Fe…. Across the desert.
Republic of California
S P I E
Because he wandered across this big desert from Kansas to Santa Fe, Kearny stumbled across California and loudly proclaimed that it as the Republic of California
Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo
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It was when Mexico signed a treaty with us: they agreed on the Rio Grande border of Texas and ceded New Mexico and California to the United States.
S I E
This established the current borders of the lower 48 states.
S I T E
They were prospectors who flocked to California in 1849 in the Gold Rush, these people mainly being from Asia, South America, and Europe