first man to use the term Manifest Destiny. He was an editor for the New York News Paper.
John C. Calhoun
believed that if the US was patient and avoided wars than it would become the strongest nation in the world.
American Indians and Mexicans
Who already lived in the west before manifest destiny?
por-slavery Whig from Virginia, and wanted to annex Texas as a slae state.
called Young Hickory, was Manifest Destiny POTUS from 1845-1849
became the general, won at Palo Alto and Pesaca dela Palma
Mexican War dates
imprisioned for refusing to pay taxes
one of the leaders who bad mouthed Polk.
"Mexico has shed American blood on the American soil."
general that replaced Taylor and took Santa Fe without violence.
John C. Fremont
played inportant roll in Bear Flag Revolt also called the Sonoma Revolt.
also called Bear Flag Revolt, it declared California an independent republic.
the first governor of California
called Old Fuse and Feathers, new leader of army
strongest fortess in Mexico, fell to Scott's army
September 14, 1847
soldiers captured Mexico capital
Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo
signed in Feb. 1848, gave the US most of Mexico's northern territory
the territory that Mexico gave the US including Calfornia, Nevada, and Utah
signed in Dec. 1853, US paid Mexico $10 million for smallish piece of land (some of southern Arizona)
nonviolent opposition to war, inspired by Thoreau