the possession and settling of an area shared by two or more countries
a frontiersman living in the wilderness, as in the Rocky Mountains
a person who leaves a country or region to live elsewhere
the idea popular in the U.S. during the 1800s that the country must expand its boundaries to the Pacific
a Mexican who claims Texas as his home
a person who arranged for the settlement of land in Texas during the 1800s
an order or decision given by one in authority
to add a territory to one's own territory
huge properties for raising livestock set up by Mexican settlers in California
Mexican ranch owner
Mexicans who lived in California
to give up by treaty
people who went to California during the gold rush of 1849
a community experiencing a sudden growth in business or population
people who take the law into their own hands
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