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1

gold rush

period in american history where the news of gold in california brought over over 300,000 gold seekers.

2

mormon migration

mormon pioneers migrated across us from the widwest to the salt lake valley in utah

3

texas revolution

us colonists in the mexican providence of texas rebelled against the increasingly centralist mexican gov

4

war w mexico

armed conflict between us and UMS from 1846 to 1848.

5

oregon territory

organized incorperated territory of the us until feb 14 1859 when the southwestern portion of the territory was admitted to the union as oregon

6

james polk

11th prez of us. lived in and represented tennessea

7

manifest destiny

term for the period of american expansion that the us was destined stretch from coast to coast

8

forty niners

a prospector in the california gold rush

9

joseph smith

american religous leader and founder of mormonism and the latter day saint movement

10

brigham young

american leader in latter day saint movement. second pres of the church of jesus christ of latter day saints

11

sam houston

american politician and soldier, best known for his role in bringing texas into the united states as a constituent state

12

santa anna

fought to defend royalist new spain and then for mexican independance. failight in texan rev against sam housins army

13

davy crokett

american folk hero, frontiersman, soldier and politician. "king of the wild frontier"

14

the alamo

pivotal event in texas rev. mexican troops launched assault on the alamo mission, killing all texan defenders. more texans joined tigether in anger after this and defeated the mexicans

15

goliad

second skirmish of texas rev. rebellious texans attacked mexican army soldiers

16

san jacinto

the decisive battle of texas revolution.

17

treaty of velasco

teo docs signed in velasco texas. in the aftermath of the battle of san jacinto

18

mexican cession

region of mexico that ceded into the us.

19

treaty of guadelupe hidalgo

treaty of peace, friendship, limits and settlement between the us and mexican republic

20

oregon trail

2170 mile trail for emigrants that connected the missouri river to valleys in oregon.