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Explain how the Spanish dealt with the issue of Apache raids in New Mexico during Spain's early settlement of Northern New Mexico?
the spanish defeated the apaches, the spaches then fled west into new mexico. they took spanish settlements. In response spanish officials rescued new mexico by building stronger defenses
What was the initial purpose of the California missions? How do they achieve this purpose?
california missions were intended to convert the american indians to christianity. they achieved this by setting up a string of catholic missions (churches)
How did journalist John O'Sullivan influence westward expansion, 'manifest destiny'?
John O'Sullivan influenced westward expansion by writing about the weakness of the mexican government and economy. he also wrote about manifest destiny
Discuss the contributions of the Mountain Men and the Whitmans to westward expansion in America.
mountain men wanted westward expansion because they would collect fur to make money. the witmen were farm families that wanted to move westward for land
What did the advent of the Santa Fe Trail signify for American commerce with the Republic of Mexico?
the santa fe trail was used by traders. trading included american manufactured goods and new Mexicans offered mules, horses, fur, and sliver for trading. New Mexico and California became economically dependent on commerce/trade with the Americans
What made the Mormons different from most other settlers heading west at the time?
the Mormons differed from most moving west because as they moved west they settled and there were 10,000 moving west together.
What was the significance of the Treaty of Fort Laramie 1851?
the treaty of ft.laramie made american Indians stay away from the major trails as negotiation continued this set a stage for future conflict
What factors contributed to the large influx of American settlers in Texas in the early 1800s?
In return for cheap land grants, Americans had to agree to become Mexican citizens, to worship as Roman Catholics, and to accept the Mexican constitution, which banned slavery.
Why did the Mexican Government refuse to honor the treaty granting Texas Independence?
The Mexicans only would accept an independent Texas that remained within its traditional boundaries, which extended no farther south than the Nueces River.
Why did President James K Polk support the annexation of Texas? How did he convince Northerners to accept this annexation?
polk supported annexing texas because he believed in manifest destiny. he promised northerners that if they got texas he would give them land in Oregon
What were some of the reasons behind the Mexican-American War? Why did the Whigs opposed it?
some reasons the US wanted to go to war with mexico was because mexico was weak at the time making it easy for us to acquire texas. Many Northern Whig and Liberty Party members believed that Polk only sought the territory acquired from Mexico to extend slavery. Most abolitionists opposed the war and slavery on moral grounds. Other Northerners did not want to compete with Southern slaveholders in any territory acquired from Mexico.
What major advantages did the United States have in its war with Mexico
the united states was larger, wealthier, and had a larger population than mexico. The US also had better artillery than mexico.
What was the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo? Why were neither the Mexican people or President Polk satisfied with it?
Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo forced Mexico to give up the northern third of their country to the US-
The treaty angered the Mexican people who bitterly resented the outcome of the war for decades. The treaty also dismayed Polk, but for a different reason. After Scott captured Mexico City, the President decided that he wanted to keep more of Mexico. He blamed his negotiator, Nicholas Trist, for settling for too little.
What was the Wilmot Proviso? What effect did it have on Congress in the years following the Mexican-American War?
the wilmont proviso was a bill that would have banned slavery in the territory won from mexico in the mexican war. it divided congress largely along sectional lines
How did the new California Constitution deal with the issue of slavery? What long-term effects did this have on US politics?
the california constitution excluded african americans, both slave and not. they did this because they wanted to exclude them so they wouldnt have to compete with the southern slave holders. the westward expansion became a major source of division that led to the civil war..
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