Father Mijuel Hidelgo y Costilla
Mexican priest who led a rebellion for independence from Spain.
Santa Fe Tril
Western trail from Missouri to New Mexico that was an important route for trade between American and Mexican merchants.
The belief that the United States was meant to expand across the continent to the Pacific Ocean,
Swiss immigrant who received permission from Mexico to start a colony in California.
Spanish colonists in California.
Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints.
Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna
Mexican ruler who fought to keep Texas from gaining independence.
A group of pioneers who were stranded in the Sierra Nevada Mountains and struggled to survive the winter.
Fur traders and trappers who lived west of the Rocky Mountains and in the Pacific Northwest.
Agents hired by the Mexican government to attract settlers to Texas.