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Lone star republic

Texas rebelled against Mexican rule and this was their new nation because of the lone star on their flag

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Sam Houston

Led the texans to draw Santa Anna toward a trap where they crushed the Mexican army (and captured Santa Anna who then signed a treaty recognizing TX as independent)

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Clay opposes the ______if Texas while Polk favors it

Annexation

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What was Congress's decision for the annexation of Texas?

They admitted Texas as a slave state in 1845

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What war set Texas apart from Mexico and Into the US?

The Mexican-American war

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Zachary Taylor

General who occupy the contested borderland between the Nueces river and the Rio Grande

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California gold rush

Some 80000 Fortune seekers headed for Cali in search of riches

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What were the people who went to Cali for riches called?

Forty-niners

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Results of gold rush

Indians and Mexicans faced discrimination
California seeks free state statehood which led to major division among north and south (upset balance) and eventually led to civil war

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Gadsden purchase

1853 US obtained another 29,640 sq miles in Arizona and New Mexico from Mexico

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Wilmot proviso

1846 proposed by Whig saying it would ban slavery in any lands won from Mexico

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Treaty of Guadalupe hidalgo

Forces Mexico to give up northern third of their country and added 1.2 million sq miles of territory to the US