marked by refinement in taste and manners
loss due to not showing up
cause to be interested or curious
a state or territory partly controlled by (but not a possession of) a stronger state but autonomous in internal affairs
a political candidate who is not well known but could win unexpectedly
one who precedes you in time (as in holding a position or office)
a sum of money paid in compensation for loss or injury
assign great social importance to
argue over petty things
elected Vice President and became the 10th President of the United States when Harrison died 1841-1845, President responsible for annexation of Mexico after receiving mandate from Polk, opposed many parts of the Whig program for economic recovery
General that was a military leader in Mexican-American War and 12th president of the United States. Sent by president Polk to lead the American Army against Mexico at Rio Grande, but defeated.
member of Congress best known for the "Wilmot Proviso" (1846). This was a plan to not allow slavery in any of the land annexed from Mexico after the Mexican-American War. It did not pass, but was considered the first event in a long slide towards the Civil War.
A diplomat sent by Polk to buy California, New Mexico, and Texas from the Mexicans. Mexico rejected his offer and Polk sent Taylor's army into Mexico
U.S. diplomat who negotiated the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo
American navigator who twice circumnavigated the globe and who discovered the Columbia River (1755-1806)
United States general who was a hero of the War of 1812 and who defeated Santa Anna in the Mexican War (1786-1866), General in the Mexican-War; " Old Fuss and Feathers" ; succeeded in battling his way up to Mexico City by 1847.
James K. Polk
president in March 1845. wanted to settle oregon boundary dispute with britain. wanted to aquire California. wanted to incorperate Texas into union.
John C. Fremont
an American military officer, explorer, the first candidate of the Republican Party for the office of President of the United States, and the first presidential candidate of a major party to run on a platform in opposition to slavery.
He was sent by England to Washington in 1842 to work things out with Secretary Webster over boundary disputes. He was a nonprofessional diplomat that was married to a wealthy American woman. He and Webster finally compromised on the Maine boundary. They split the area of land and Britain kept the Halifax-Quebec route.
Stephen W. Kearny
captured santa fe; went to california to join bear flag revolution, The Colonel that captures Santa Fe and then moves on to claim California.
a resolution passed by both houses of Congress which becomes legally binding when signed by the chief executive (or passed over the executive's veto)
a policy of imperialism rationalized as inevitable (as if granted by God)
The trying of creating the 3rd national bank with a fancy name; President Tyler vetoed it twice; he did not want another national bank
Bear Flag Revolt
A revolt of American settlers in California against Mexican rule. It ignited the Mexican War and ultimately made California a state., A revolt against Mexico by American settlers in California who declared the territory an independent republic
1842: settled the dispute over the location of the Maine-New Brunswick border between the United States and Canada as well as the location of the border in the westward frontier up to the Rocky Mountains -called for a final end to the slave trade on the high seas, to be enforced by both signatories
An American steamer that was attacked by the British while it was carrying supplies to the insurgents across the Niagera River. It was set on fire and sank short of Niagara Falls.
Tariff of 1842
A protective tariff signed by President John Tyler, it raised the general level of duties to about where they had been before the Compromise Tariff of 1833. Also banned obscene images by increasing its cost.
Descendents of Spanish and Mexican conquerors; Spanish speaking inhabitants of California they were culture of Mexico carried to California.
Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo
Treaty that ended the Mexican War, granting the U.S. control of Texas, New Mexico, and California in exchange for $15 million
A former political party in the United States; formed in 1839 to oppose the practice of slavery; merged with the Free Soil Party in 1848
Bill that would ban slavery in the territories acquired after the War with Mexico
clash over the Maine-Canada boundary where a road was proposed to connect Halifax and Quebec, The result of the conflict over The Caroline ship, which consisted of angry Americans and Canadians, mostly lumberjacks, began moving into the disputed Aroostook River region, causing a violent brawl.,
Democratic bill that reversed the high rates of tariffs imposed by the Whig-backed "Black Tariff" of 1842 under president John Tyler