Flashcards in Manifest Destiny Deck (30):
When the Mexican army killed 400 American soldiers
When Texans defeated the army in 18 minutes, Santa Anna surrenders
Lone Star Republic
Texas's nickname when they were an independent republic
What made Texans revolt against Mexico?
Texans didn't want to follow Mexico's rules
Why did the U.S. not let Texas become a state for 10 years?
Texas had slavery
General in the war with Mexico and own battle of Buena Vista
James K Polk
The 11th president who fought in the War with Mexico
Bear flag revolt
California rebellion against Mexico
US bought land from Mexico for $10 million for a southern transcontinental railroad
Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo
Treaty that ended war with Mexico
When the US bought New Mexico, Utah, Nevada, California and Arizona from Mexico after the war with Mexico
What was life like in the mining camp?
Dirty, dangerous, bad food
The miners at the California Gold Rush
Effects of the gold rush
CA population grew and became a state, better economy
First guy to find gold
He owned the land that had gold on it
Where did miners come from?
Europe, all over the US, and China
What was the miners tax?
The trail people took from Independence to Oregon
THe trail people took to Utah to practice their religion freely
THe trail people took to get to California for the gold rush
Santa Fe Trail
The trail people took that connected Independence with Santa Fe, New Mexico
When mountain men met and traded
Why were mountain men important?
They opened up trails to the West
The belief that the US could touch two oceans
Examples of the Manifest Destiny
Louisiana Purchase, Lewis and Clark Expedition, War with Mexico
Why did the US want and need to expand?
Growing population, money
Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna
President of Mexico
Leader of the Texan army