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1

what is Manifest Destiny?

the belief that america is supposed to conquer all land from the Atlantic to Pacific

2

what independent nation was annexed in 1845?

Texas

3

in 1846 the USA settled a land dispute with England over the ...?

Oregon country

4

who was Santa Anna?

Mexican president

5

in 1835 what did Texans do against the Mexican government?

started a rebellion

6

who led the texans to capture santa anna?

Sam Huston

7

who was the first president of the republic of texas ?

Sam Huston

8

What kept Texas from becoming a state?

the question of weather or not it would be a slave state

9

who was the manifest destiny president?

James K Polk

10

who urged congress to make Texas the 28th state?

James K Polk

11

true or false
Texas was a free state

False
Texas was a slave state

12

what was the problem when america wanted oregan as a state?

it was jointly occupied by Britain and America

13

what was the demand made by James Polk to get organ to become a state?

"54 40 or fight"

14

when did California revolt from mexico?

1846

15

what was annexed as part of the Mexican cession

the California republic

16

what were "49ers" ?

people that came from the east to California during the gold rush

17

america had a continental empire from the Atlantic to the ......

pacific

18

what did west ward expansion stimulate

the economy spread of democracy and increased nationalism

19

as america spread west sectional issues over ........ grew

slavery

20

what was the Gadsden purchase?

the US bought the small piece of land from mexico to build southern rail roads. (see your PowerPoint for visuals)

21

why did Americans move to California?

mexico was offering cheap land.

22

what did Polk do about unsettled land claims along the rio grande?

he send troops to provoke mexico into war

23

who won the mexican american war?

America

24

true or false
Oregon was a slave state

false

25

what was Polks demand for oregon (saying)

54 40 or fight