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History Chapter 13 Vocabulary

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Manifest Destiny
belief that the U.S. was meant to expand from coast to coast
Mountain men
trappers and explorers who opened up the western pioneer trails
Mormon
member of a church founded by Joseph Smith in 1830
Land speculators
people who buy land in the hope that it will increase in value
Converts
people who accept a new religious belief
Rendezvous
meeting; from a French word meaninf "present yourselves"
Tejanos
People of Mexican heritage who consider Texas their home
Lone Star Republic
nickname of the republic of Texas once free from Mexico
Tejas
name the Spanish explorers gave present-day Texas
Annex
hoin or merge territory into an existing political unit as a country or state
Bear Flag Republic
rebellion by Americans in 1849 against Mexican rule of California
Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo
treaty that ended the War with Mexico
Mexican cession
Mexican territory surrendered to the United States at the end of the war with Mexico
Forty-niner
a person who went to California to find gold in 1849
Californios
settlers of Spanish or Mexican descent who populated in California
Migration
movement of people from one country or locality to another