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Goliad

When the Mexican army killed 400 American soldiers

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San Jancinto

When Texans defeated the army in 18 minutes, Santa Anna surrenders

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Lone Star Republic

Texas's nickname when they were an independent republic

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What made Texans revolt against Mexico?

Texans didn't want to follow Mexico's rules

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Why did the U.S. not let Texas become a state for 10 years?

Texas had slavery

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Zachary Taylor

General in the war with Mexico and own battle of Buena Vista

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James K Polk

The 11th president who fought in the War with Mexico

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Bear flag revolt

California rebellion against Mexico

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Gadsden Purchase

US bought land from Mexico for $10 million for a southern transcontinental railroad

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Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo

Treaty that ended war with Mexico

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Mexican Cession

When the US bought New Mexico, Utah, Nevada, California and Arizona from Mexico after the war with Mexico

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What was life like in the mining camp?

Dirty, dangerous, bad food

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Forty-niner

The miners at the California Gold Rush

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Effects of the gold rush

CA population grew and became a state, better economy

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James Marshall

First guy to find gold

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John Sutter

He owned the land that had gold on it

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Where did miners come from?

Europe, all over the US, and China

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What was the miners tax?

$20 monthly

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Oregon Trail

The trail people took from Independence to Oregon

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Mormon trail

THe trail people took to Utah to practice their religion freely

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California Trail

THe trail people took to get to California for the gold rush

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Santa Fe Trail

The trail people took that connected Independence with Santa Fe, New Mexico

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Rendezvous system

When mountain men met and traded

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Why were mountain men important?

They opened up trails to the West

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Manifest Destiny

The belief that the US could touch two oceans

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Examples of the Manifest Destiny

Louisiana Purchase, Lewis and Clark Expedition, War with Mexico

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Why did the US want and need to expand?

Growing population, money

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Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna

President of Mexico

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Sam Houston

Leader of the Texan army

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Alamo

Battle lasted 13 days
Texans ran out of Ammo
Most Texans died