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  1. Texas War for Independence 1835-36
  2. Stephen Austin
  3. Empresario System 1825
  4. Manifest Destiny
  5. Alamo 1835
  1. a A Mexican system that offered large and inexpensive land grants to empresarios (leaders of large bands of settlers) for importing hundreds of families to Texas. By 1830, there were 20,000 Americans, 5,000 slaves, and 4,000 Mexicans living in Texas.
  2. b A war between Texas and Mexico and began after Texas declared its independence from Mexico. The U.S. recongnized the Texas Republic (Lone Star Republic) but did not annex it because the northerners disliked more slave states.
  3. c In 1823 he followed his father's plans to settle Texas. A few hundred settlers came to Texas with Austin. They bought their land for 12 1/2 cents per acre.
  4. d A church located in San Antonio, was the site of a battle between the Mexican and Texan armies. WilliamTravis and 182 Americans were slaughtered by Santa Anna's men. "Remember the Alamo" helped spur the Texan armies to fight the Mexicans.
  5. e A belief that the U.S. was the most perfect country in the world and that God wanted the U.S. to continue expanding. By doing so, less fortunate people in the western hemisphere could enjoy the blessing of a democratic institiution.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. A four-time senator from missouri and headed the military commitee before the Mexican War. His nickname was "Mr. Manifest Destiny" because he strongly advocated American expansion.
  2. The U.S. and Mexico disputed over the southern boundry of Texas. The U.S. said that the Rio Grande River was the legitimate border, while Mexico argued that the Nueces River was the southern border of Texas. The Nueces River had always been the Texan border, but by demanding the Rio Grande as the border, Texas recieved more land from Mexico.
  3. He was the chief clerk of the State Department, who sent to arrange an armistice with Santa Anna. He wrote and signed the treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo.
  4. Polk sent General taylor and the army to the disputed Texan territory. Talyor waited for a Mexican offensive but he had to provoke Santa Anna to have a battle. This Mexican offensive justified Polks declaration of war against Mexico. The U.S. thoroughly defeated the Mexican armies and was greatly rewarded at the peace treaty at Guadalupe-Hidalgo.
  5. He was an American fur trapper and realator who went to the Oregon Territory to challenge the Hudson Bay Company monopoly on the fur trade and returned to the east bankrupt.

5 True/False questions

  1. Webster-Ashburton Treaty 1842Abraham Licoin asked Polk to name the Precise "spot" on American soil where American blood had allegedlly been shed. This resolution came after Polk demanded war against Mexico because American blood had been shed. American blood had been shed on the disputed territory, not on American soil.


  2. 50*40' or fightHe was the chief clerk of the State Department, who sent to arrange an armistice with Santa Anna. He wrote and signed the treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo.


  3. Gadsden Purchase 1853James Gadsden was a South Carolinia railroad man who was appointed by the minister to Mexico. He was told to buy land South of the Arizona teritory from Mexico because it was the best site for the Southern Transcontinental Railroad. The U.S. government bought the land for $10 miliion.


  4. Winfield Scott, Chapultepec 1847He campaigned his way to Mexico City via Vera Cruz. Near Mexico City he and his troops fought the final battle of the Mexican war at Chapultepec.


  5. Brigham YoungHe represented Texas in the U.S. Senate and later became the govenor of Texas. He also led the Texan army yo victory at San Jacinto.