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The idea that the U.S. was destined to expand from sea to shining sea by devine right.
Texas War for Independance
The Texas Revolution began when colonists in the Mexican province of Texas rebelled against the increasingly centralist Mexican government
Republic of Texas
The Republic of Texas was an independent sovereign country in North America that existed from March 2, 1836, to February 19, 1846.
December 27, 1836) was an American empresario born in Virginia and raised in southeastern Missouri. Known as the Father of Texas, he led the second, and ultimately successful, colonization of the region by bringing 300 families from the United States to the region in 1825.
Samuel "Sam" Houston was an American politician and soldier, best known for his role in bringing Texas into the United States as a constituent state. His victory at the Battle of San Jacinto secured the independence of Texas from Mexico.
n December 1835, during Texas' war for independence from Mexico, a group of Texan volunteer soldiers occupied the Alamo, a former Franciscan mission located near the present-day city of San Antonio.
John Tyler was the tenth President of the United States. He was elected vice president on the 1840 Whig ticket with William Henry Harrison, and became president after his running mate's death in April 1841. (and Tyler too)
Annexation of Texas
The accepting of Texas into the United States
The lumberjack war over disputed territory in the north of Maine that the Canadians wanted for a railroad and the Mainers wanted because of rights. Eventually the Canadians got their railroad and 5,000 acres and the US got 7,000 acres
Webster Ashburton Treaty
The Webster-Ashburton Treaty, signed August 9, 1842, was a treaty resolving several border issues between the United States and the British North American colonies. Signed under John Tyler's presidency, it resolved the Aroostook War, a nonviolent dispute over the location of the Maine-New Brunswick border.
Oregon Territory (Fever)
Think of that game about the Oregon Trail
54 40 or fight
The U.S. wanted to have the land of Oregon all the way up to the 54 40 line and they wanted ti fight if they did not get their way
Election of 1844
The United States presidential election of 1844 was the 15th quadrennial presidential election which Polk won
James K. Polk
The winner of the 1844 election, a political leader of the nineteenth century; Polk, a Democrat, was president from 1845 to 1849. An ardent believer in manifest destiny, he led the United States into the Mexican War.
The border of Texas according to Texas
The border of Texas according to Mexico
The resolutions requested President James K. Polk to provide Congress with the exact location (the "spot") upon which blood was spilt on American soil, as Polk had claimed in 1846 when asking Congress to declare war on Mexico. (because it was uncertain where the first shot was fired, if it was in the disputed territory)
The Mexican Cession of 1848 is a historical name in the United States for the region of the modern day southwestern United States that Mexico ceded to the U.S. in the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo in 1848
was the 12th President of the United States, serving from March 1849 until his death in July 1850. Before his presidency, Taylor was a career officer in the United States Army, rising to the rank of major general
Winfield Scott (1786-1866) was one of the most important American military figures of the early 19th century. After fighting on the Niagara frontier during the War of 1812, Scott pushed for a permanent army that adhered to standards of professionalism.
John C. Fremont
was an American military officer, explorer, and politician who became the first candidate of the anti-slavery Republican Party for the office of President of the United States.
the area of the US that held the gold rush, and where people flooded in to try to strike it rich
A war between the U.S. and Mexico spanned the period from spring 1846 to fall 1847. The war was initiated by the United States and resulted in Mexico's defeat and the loss of approximately half of its national territory in the north.
The Wilmot Proviso was designed to eliminate slavery within the land acquired as a result of the Mexican War (1846-48). Soon after the war began, President James K. Polk sought the appropriation of $2 million as part of a bill to negotiate the terms of a treaty. (did not happen)
Franklin Pierce (November 23, 1804 - October 8, 1869) was the 14th President of the United States (1853-1857). Pierce was a northern Democrat who saw the abolitionist movement as a fundamental threat to the unity of the nation.
The Ostend Manifesto was a document written in 1854 that described the rationale for the United States to purchase Cuba from Spain while implying that the U.S. should declare war if Spain refused.
The Gadsden Purchase, or Treaty, was an agreement between the United States and Mexico, finalized in 1854, in which the United States agreed to pay Mexico $10 million for a 29,670 square mile portion of Mexico that later became part of Arizona and New Mexico.
A mountain man is a male trapper and explorer who lives in the wilderness. Mountain men were most common in the North American Rocky Mountains from about 1810 through the 1880s (with a peak population in the early 1840s).
Far West definition. A term often applied to the states between the Rocky Mountains and the Pacific Ocean.
Gold Rush, Silver
California Gold rush brought a lot of people to the west
United States inventor who built early sewing machines and won suits for patent infringement against other manufacturers
Samuel F. B. Morse
Samuel Finley Breese Morse was an American painter and inventor. After having established his reputation as a portrait painter, in his middle age Morse contributed to the invention of a single-wire telegraph system based on European telegraphs (morse code)
Railroads, Land grants
Railroads were the main form of travel and commute in that time period of the 1800s.
A land grant is a gift of real estate - land or its privileges - made by a government or other authority as a reward for services to an individual, especially in return for military service.
Matthew Perry, Japan
United States admiral who led a naval expedition to Japan and signed a treaty in 1854 opening up trade relations between United States and Japan; brother of Oliver Hazard Perry
Panic of 1857
The Panic of 1857 was a financial panic in the United States caused by the declining international economy and over-expansion of the domestic economy. Because of the interconnectedness of the world economy by the 1850s, the financial crisis that began in late 1857 was the first world-wide economic crisis.
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