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People, Events & Dates during Manifest Destiny, Texas Annexation, Mexican-US War & Treaty of Guadelupe Hidalgo.

President Polk

U.S. President who commanded U.S. forces during the Mexican War. He was a supporter of Texas Annexation.

Zachary Taylor

U.S. General who forced a Mexican retreat at Buena Vista

James P. Henderson

Texas Governor who temporarily left office to fight in the army.

Mirabeau B. Lamar

Former President of Texas. He volunteered to fight in the Mexican war.


One of the three Texas Trangers who fought int he Mexican War.

Winfield Scott

His new strategy for winning the war was to land forces in Vera Cruz and marching into Mexico City.

Nicolas Trist

U.S. diplomat who signed the Treaty of Guadelupe Hidalgo

Henry Clay

U.S. Senator who urged Congress to reach a compromise on slavery.

Robert S. Neighbors

A Federal Indian agent, he helped American Indians move to Indian Territory. He disagreed with the federal policy.

Texas Rangers

Men who served as scouts (eyes and ears) for the U.S. Army during the Mexican War.

Treaty of Guadelupe Hidalgo

An agreement that ended the Mexican War.

Rio Grande

Texas claimed the river was the border between Texas and Mexico


Mexico claimed that the river was the border between Texas and Mexico.


Created to give Native Americans land to live on.

Mexican Cession.

The territory that was ceded to the U.S. after the Mexican War.

Compromise of 1850.

The agreement under which Texas gave up land claims in New Mexico.

Mexico City

After the U.S. captured this city, the war was over.

Main reason the Reservation system failed

Plains Indians had to learn to farm on poor soil and grew hungry.

Manifest Destiny

The idea that the U.S. what meant to expand westward to the Pacific Ocean.


Formal Joining of one union to another.


Texas Annexation to the United States

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