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The belief that Americans had the right and the duty to spread across the continent to the Pacific Ocean
Land the United States paid Mexico $10 million for to fulfill its dream of Manifest Destiny
More than 80,000 people who traveled to California in 1849 to seek their fortune in gold
Settlers led by Brigham Young and Joseph Smith, moved to Utah Territory and learned how to survive in the harsh desert climate
Texas citizens revolted against the Mexican government and gained their independence
Bear Flag Republic
Nickname for California when they declared themselves an independent republic in 1846
New Mexico Territory
Lands that Mexico controlled including California, Nevada, Utah, and parts of New Mexico, Colorado, and Arizona
Land west of the Mississippi River purchased in 1803 that doubled the size of the United States
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