Remember the Alamo!
battle cry of revenge for texan independence from Mexico in 1836
Mexican residents of Texas. Many fought with the Americans in the Revolution, but after Texas was independent, the Americans didn't trust them. The Americans feared they were spies and drove many out of Texas.
Lone Star Republic
The texans had carried a flag with a simgle white star after winning independence, they nicknamed their nation the lone star republic
John Jacob Astor
United States capitalist (born in Germany) who made a fortune in fur trading (1763-1848)
pioneer trail that began in missouri and crossed the great plains into the oregon country
in 1846 a group of 87 overlanders, known as this party after the two brothers who lead them, were trapped by winter snows high up in the sierra nevada. after 41 died of starvation, those alive faced the choice of death or cannibalism, many resorted to cannibalism.
"54 40' or Flight!"
referred to the Northern border of the disputedOregon territory; both US and Britain claimed the territory but eventually settled on a border at the forty-ninth parallel