belief that the U.S. was meant to expand from coast to coast
trappers and explorers who opened up the western pioneer trails
member of a church founded by Joseph Smith in 1830
people who buy land in the hope that it will increase in value
people who accept a new religious belief
meeting; from a French word meaninf "present yourselves"
People of Mexican heritage who consider Texas their home
Lone Star Republic
nickname of the republic of Texas once free from Mexico
name the Spanish explorers gave present-day Texas
hoin or merge territory into an existing political unit as a country or state
Bear Flag Republic
rebellion by Americans in 1849 against Mexican rule of California
Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo
treaty that ended the War with Mexico
Mexican territory surrendered to the United States at the end of the war with Mexico
a person who went to California to find gold in 1849
settlers of Spanish or Mexican descent who populated in California
movement of people from one country or locality to another
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