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The United States gained control of Oregon all the way to what parallel?
Who were the first Americans to seek permanent homes in Oregon?
Opponents of slavery
Who protested the admittance of Texas into the Union because they feared Texas would be divided into several slave states?
Who set up missions along the coast of California before the area fell into American hands?
They had controversial religious beliefs
Why did the Mormons have difficulty finding an area to settle?
Who won the election of 1814 by promising "All of Oregon, All of Texas."
the Mexican War
What served as a training ground for the Civil War that was to come?
Trappers and traders
Who were usually the first white men to arrive in a western area?
Who helped to gain the passage of the Compromise of 1850?
Americans who moved to Texas
While under Mexican control, who had a hard time adapting to the new culture and blending in with the Spanish population?
James W. Marshall
California gold rush
John Charles Fremont
Bear Flag Revolution
Who was the leader of the Mormons?
the Mexican Cession
What is the area Mexico gave up at the end of the Mexican War?
The remembrance of this stirred Sam Houston and his army to victory.
the Mexican War
What was carried out by "Old Rough and Ready" and "Old Fuss and Feathers"?
the Battle of San Jacinto
What resulted in the capture of Santa Ana?
the Gadsden Purchase
What completed the acquisition of territory for the continental United States?
the principle of allowing the people in the territories to decide whether they wished to allow slavery
Who succeeded to the presidency when Zachary Taylor died while in office?
What major territory did the Bear Flag Revolution bring into American hands?
What name was given to Northern Democrats who were willing to compromise on the political problems of the 1850s?
What American general was elected president in 1848 after gaining great popularity and success during the Mexican War?
the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo
What was the name of the agreement that ended the Mexican War?
1. Great Britain
2. the United States
What two nations claimed Oregon Territory before 1846?
the Rio Grande
At the time of the outbreak of the Mexican War, what did Americans believe to be the border between Texas and Mexico?
Who was the Mexican president who opposed Texan independence?
What group was responsible for founding Salt Lake City in Utah?
the start of the California gold rush
The building of Sutter's Fort was most closely related to what?
an independent country
What describes Texas immediately before it was annexed by the United States?
James K. Polk
Which president was closed associated with the Manifest Destiny?
Santa Fe Trail
What route was used more by traders than by settlers moving to new homes?
1. hope of gaining new riches
2. desire for new or more farmland
3. desire to spread the gospel to the Indians
What were reasons for people moving to the West during the early 1800s?
What route was discovered by Jedediah Smith and was the most important trail to the West?
1. allow popular sovereignty
2. introduce a stricter Fugitive Slave Law
3. outlaw the slave trade in the District of Columbia
Name three results of the Compromise of 1850.
During one of the last events in this chapter, where did Zachary Taylor become a hero?
What would have banned slavery in any territory taken from Mexico?
Who was a famous missionary in the West?
What did Americans believe was their Manifest Destiny, and how did they achieve that goal during the 1840s and 1850s? Define Manifest Destiny and give at least two ways that they achieved their goal.
How did Texas evolve from a Spanish territory to become part of the United States? Give at least three elements of the process.
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