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James E. Chrisp

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Book about Alamo; chapter: about what happen to davy Crockett- captured and De La Pena found out who Crockett was; Anna said doesn’t care- kill them all;

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Destroyed Crockett’s credibility?

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No, volunteers from different states; for a new life; relate to immigrants coming to the New World; could not get from the Old world. OPPORTUNITY

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Independence for Texas (Runaway Scrape)

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Houston orders; consistently retreated; Anna breaking up his army; ran after Houston;

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San Jacinto

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Houston says we need to face the Mexicans; Anna was not prepared; battle was won quickly; Anna changed uniforms with lesser officer; Trade: recognize Texas as independent state- let Anna go.

5
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Anna’s life

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Actually lived in New York

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Jackson’s decision:

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does not go on gut feeling; thinking through; NO- let Texas be independent;

Mexico would be upset if they joined the US.

Texas slave or free state? BIG conflict

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Political situations (1840s)

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Manifest destiny….

continue pressure to annex Texas

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Agressive adminstrations (Election 1844)

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James K Polk- promises to Annex Texas

Previous President; already annexed Texas into Nation.

9
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Federalists and Centrists

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Federalist in power (1840s)

Under Mariano Paredes y Arrillaga (Centrists) when under power- will get back Texas.

10
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War is precipitated: Zach Taylor

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Polk order Taylor to Rio Grande (Texas believed border)

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Mexico thinks border at….

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Higher up, but reality wants Texas back.

12
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Polk vs. Arrillaga

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Start war without becoming the bad guy…

Arillaga- commands military to start war on their own

Polk meeting with cabinet for war
news that night- Mexicans attacked Taylor

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Polk the warmonger?

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Would have got the war.. but did not initiate it.

14
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Could Mexico defeat the US?

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US military strengthening but not the power it is today.

25,000 army of Mexicans bigger than US.

Europeans advisors to help Mexico

On paper not so good

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Victories of Taylor (Whig)

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Matamoros, Monterey, Saltillo WINs those

Polk sends word to Taylor that attack is coming; bringing you more soldiers
Polk does not want Taylor to become household win (For president)- wins at Saltillo

Counterattack by Anna- 3 days of fighting; Taylor crushes his forces at Battle of Buena Vista

Santa Fe, New Mexico fights

Fights in California

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Capture of Mexico City

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Polk give responsibility to Winfield Scott in Vera Cruz
Use whale boats
8500 troops
outnumbered
Stories reach Europe
Wellington- had a nice water navy battle
Scott said to be the greatest soldiers against the odds

Nicholas Trist, diplomat- end of war; One sided; California New Mexico; Arizona and recognizes Texas as independent ; The treaty of Guadalupe Hildago
Mexico got 15 million for the land

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Legacies of the Mexican War

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Gives US lots of land
Disunion- Slavery expand or contained?
leads to Civil War

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Crossing the Plains

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19
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What are the five

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20
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Stores and Legends

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Small stories that were interesting

21
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Myths and Epics

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Myths- how things came to be; communicated to younger generations; allow us to be who we are
Ex. Marlboro Cowboy- cigarette by itself does not mean anything, but with a dangerous cowboy, makes it more attractive.
Ex. Reenacting Actors of overland migration. Little House on the Prairie- shows that look back into the American past- American Graffiti; Happy days; American Pie- thinking about musicians that died- nostalgic; Contrast present with the past; hippies, counter culture of what America use to represent.

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Crossing the Plains (The Great American Desert)

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Lewis and Clark views: land and money
Zebulon Pike- Great American Desert

Flat, treeless, nothing distinct, place where no one to live,

Cross the plains on highways- and see prairie farms and billboards.

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Two Trails:

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Santa Fe and Oregon Trail

24
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Santa Fe Trail

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Commerce,
1820s,
ascending the Arkansas to New Mexico

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Oregon (california, mormon) Trail

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Farm family migration,
1940s,
ascending the Platte,
to Oregon, California, or Utah.