American History chapter 12

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joint occupation

the possession and settling of an area shared by two or more countries

mountain men

a frontiersman living in the wilderness, as in the Rocky Mountains


a meeting


a person who leaves a country or region to live elsewhere

manifest destiny

the idea popular in the U.S. during the 1800s that the country must expand its boundaries to the Pacific


a Mexican who claims Texas as his home


a person who arranged for the settlement of land in Texas during the 1800s


an order or decision given by one in authority


to add a territory to one's own territory


huge properties for raising livestock set up by Mexican settlers in California


Mexican ranch owner


Mexicans who lived in California


to give up by treaty


people who went to California during the gold rush of 1849


a community experiencing a sudden growth in business or population


people who take the law into their own hands

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