Flashcards in Chapter 9...ish Deck (12):
Lone star republic
Texas rebelled against Mexican rule and this was their new nation because of the lone star on their flag
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)
Clay opposes the ______if Texas while Polk favors it
What was Congress's decision for the annexation of Texas?
They admitted Texas as a slave state in 1845
What war set Texas apart from Mexico and Into the US?
The Mexican-American war
General who occupy the contested borderland between the Nueces river and the Rio Grande
California gold rush
Some 80000 Fortune seekers headed for Cali in search of riches
What were the people who went to Cali for riches called?
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
1853 US obtained another 29,640 sq miles in Arizona and New Mexico from Mexico
1846 proposed by Whig saying it would ban slavery in any lands won from Mexico