Chapter 17

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John Tyler joined the whig party because

he could not stomach the dictatorial tactics of Andrew Jackson

The whigs placed John Tyler on the 1840 ticket as vice president

to attract the vote of the state's rightists

The only member of President Tylers whig cabinet who did not resign in protest was

Daniel Webster

During an 1837 Canadian insurrection against Britain, America was invade by

British

As a result of the panic of 1837,

Several states defaulted their debts to Britain

The British-American dispute over the border of main was solved by a compromis that

gave each side some territory

Some people in Britain hoped for a British alliance in Mexico because

the alliance would give abolitionists the opportunity to free slaves in Texas

One argument against annexing Texas to the US was that

the annexation might give more power to the supporters of slavery

Texas was annexed to the USas a result of President Tyler's desire to

help his troubled administration

The primary group that was instrumentalin stregthening and saving American claims to Oregon were

American missionaries to the Indians

Most Americans who migrated to the Orange County were attracted by

the rich soil of the Willamette River Valley

The nomination of James K. Polk as the Democrats' 1844 presidential candidate was

secured by southern expansionists

The area in dispute between the US and GB in 1845 lay between

the Columbia River, the 49 parallel, and the Pacific Ocean

In the 1840s, the view that God had ordained the growth on an American nation stretching across North America was called

Manifest Destiny

In the presidential election of 1844, the Whig candidate, Henry Clay, favored both

the annexation of Texas and the postponement of that annexation

The election of 1844 was notable because

it was fought over numerous issues

the group most supportive of gaining control over all of the Oregon Country was

the northern democrats

In te Oregon treaty with Britain in 1846, the northern boundary of the US

was established to the Pacific Ocean along the line of 49

One reason that the British government decided to compromise on the Oregon County border was

their belief that the territory was not worth fighting for

In his quest for California, president James K. Polk first advocated buying the area from

Mexico

President Polk's claim that "American blood [had been shed] on the American soil" referred to

news of an armed clash between Mexican and American troops near the Rio Grande

One goal of Mexico in its 1846-1848 was with the US was to

free black slaves

Stephen W. Kearny- Santa Fe
Zachary Taylor- Northern Mexico
Winfield Scott- Mexico City
John C. Fremont- California

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The terms of the Treaty of Guadalupe-Hildago ending the Mexican-American War included

the US paying 15 mil for the cession of northern Mexico

Ghose people who most opposed President James K. Polk's expansionist program were

the antislavery forces

the Wilmot Proviso symbolized

the burning issue of slavery in the territories

The Wilmot Proviso, introduced into Congress during the Mexican American War, declared that

slavery would be banned from all territories that Mexico ceded to the US

A largest single addition to American territory was

the Mexican cession

The first Old World Europeans to come to California were

the spanish

the Spanish Franciscan missionaries treated the native inhabitants of California

very harshly

When the Mexican government secularized authority in California,

Californios eventually gained control of their land

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