12 terms

Texas History Vocabulary Sample

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Annexation
to add a territory
Treaty
an agreement between nations
Expansion
growth, spreading out
Sectionalism
concern for regional or local interests or needs
Manifest Destiny
belief that Americans need to (and should) expand and settle in the West
Territorial Claims
being protective of land you feel belongs to you
Republic
government where certain people are elected to make choices for all
Revolution
a change, often started by people who are unhappy with some part of their society
Statehood
being a state, or a smaller region, in a larger country
Cession
giving up territory or land
Compromise
two sides come up with a solution that both agree to
Independence
freedom to govern (rule) yourself

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