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a northern frontier province of Mexico. caused a war between Mexico and the US because there were disputes over whose land it was and the border of it
the son of Moses Austin. brought 300 families into Texas beginning a steady migration of American settlers
made himself dictator o Mexico and abolished its federal system. He insisted on enformcing Mexico's laws which caused Texas to revolt
led the Battle of the San Jacino River where he caught Mexicans by surprise and captured Santa Anna
where the Mexican army in San Antonio led by santa anna attacked and killed every American defender
southern whig who was worried about Britain influence on Texas. so he tried to annex it but was denied by the senate
"battle of the maps" conflict between rival groups of lumberman on the Maine- Canadian border
Webster ashburton treaty
1842. Made by Daniel Webster and Lord Alexander Ashburton which split the disputed territory between Maine and British Canada
vast territory on the pacific coast that originally stretched as far North as the Alaskan border. was claimed by Russia, Spain, US, and Britain
54 40 or fight
line of latitude that marked the border between Oregon territory and Russian Alaska referred to by western and southern expansionists
Mexican government insisted that the Texas border was on the Nueces River but the Us wanted it farther south along the ________
1846- 1847. most of thwas fought on Mexican territory by small American armies. the cause was the Mexican army killing 11 Americans. after fall of mexico city the government agreed to agree to US terms
his force of 6000 men drove Mexican army from texas, went in northern mexico, and won a major victory at Buena vista
leading a force of 1500 he succeeded in taking Santa Fe, the New Mexico Territory, and southern california
john c fremont
quickly overthrew Mexican rule in northern California and proclaimed California to be independent
treaty of Guadalupe hidalgo
1848. caused the Mexican cession and made Mexico recognize the Rio Grande as the southern border of texas
appropiations bill that forbid slavery from any new territory from Mexico. was defeated in senate
elected to presidency in 1852. adopted prosouthern policies and dispatched 3 American diplomats to secretly negotiate to buy cuba from spain
when 3 American diplomats in Ostend,belgium drew up this document to try to buy Cuba from spain secretly
clayton bulwer treaty
1850. neither the US or Great Britain would attempt to take exclusive control of any future canal route in Central America
1853. President Pierce added a strip of land from the American south west for a railroad
Oregon, California, santa anna, and Mormon trails. began in Missouri or iowa, followed river valleys through great plains, then reached foothills of rockies or southwestern deserts, then mountain passes of sierras and cascades. had threat of indian attack, disease, and depression
gold rushes in California, Colorado, Nevada, and Black Hills of the Dakotas. brought a lot of men that would make mining camps and towns
middle class pioneer families started homesteads and began farming. rural communities soon developed
new factories produced shoes, sewing machines, ready- to- wear clothing, firearms... industrialization spread to other states in northeast
invented the sewing machine. took production of clothing out of the home and into the factory
Americas largest industry. across northeast and Midwest. us government gave 2.6 million acres of fed land to build Illinois central railroad
manufactured goods with western grains and southern cotton, sailing packets on regular schedule, whale oil- whaling boom with English merchants, improvements in designs of ships, steamships
matthew c perry
was sent by the fed govt to japan to persuade that country to open up its ports to trade with americans
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