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Gr 7 Topic 6 Lesson 6 Independence for Texas Topic 6 Lesson 7 Manifest Destiny in California and the Southwest
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1830; Texas; US
In ____ Mexico barred any more Americans from settling in ______ because Mexico feared that the Americans would try to make Texas part of the _____
Catholic Church; slavery
Mexico began enforce two laws that had long been ignored. It required Texans to worship in the _______ ______. It also banned ________ in the region.
The _______ was a Spanish mission in San Antonio.
Jim Bowie; Davy Crockett
Two American defenders at the siege of the Alamo were _____ _______ and ________ ________.
_______ _______ and the Mexican army shattered the walls of the Alamo to end the siege.
San Jacinto; 18
In the Battle of _____ ______ the Texans launched a surprise attack on the Mexican army. The battle lasted only _____ minutes.
Santa Anna; treaty; independence
The Texans captured ______ ______ at the Battle of San Jacinto and forced him to sign a ______ granting Texas _________. (Texas was not a state.)
Republic of Texas
After a brief yet blood war, the _______ __ ______ won its independence from Mexico.
Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada; Utah
In the 1840s New Mexico Territory included present-day _____, _____, _____, and ______ and parts of __________.
This huge region, the New Mexico Territory, was ruled by ________.
On several occasions, the United States government offered to buy ______ from Mexico.
United States; Mexico
1845; Mexican ; Rio Grande
Causes of the Mexican American War
1. Both the _____ _____ and _____ claimed control over the same land.
2. In _____ the ______ troops crossed the ______ _____ River (the border between Mexico and the Republic of Texas) and clashed with Americans.
3. _________ declared war on Mexico.
Bear Flag Republic
The rebels declared California an independent republic and nicknamed their new nation ______ _____ ______.
In 1848 Mexico signed the Treaty of ______________.
California; New Mexico; cession
According to the G-H Treaty Mexico had to cede all of _____ and the _____ _____ territory to the US. (These lands were called the Mexican _______)
$15 ; Spanish-speaking
The US paid Mexico _____ million and agreed to respect the rights of ______ _____ people in the Mexican cession.
Arizona; New Mexico
In 1853 the United Stated paid Mexico an additional $10 million for a strip of land in present day ______ and _____
complete a railroad
The Americans needed this land to _________
Theis land was called the _______
In 1848 gold is discovered at ______________, just north of Sacramento, California.
They wanted a means to curb the lawlessness in mining towns
Why did Californians draft a state constitution in 1849?
The promise of new farmland and other work opportunities (later the gold rush)
What caused Americans to move westward?
It brought a flood of new immigrants to the lands west of the Appalachian Mountains. The US was able to open new land and the country became larger and richer by allowing access to resources and trade.
How did westward movement of people along the Oregon Trail benefit both individuals and the United States as a whole?
Mexico began to enforce a law that had long been ignored that required Texans to to promise to worship in the Catholic Church . Mexico also banned slavery. Settlers felt no loyalty to Mexico. They spoke little or no Spanish and most were Protestants.
Why Why did Texans come into conflict with the Mexican government after it took possession of Texas?
Some of these settlers were from the US Stephen Austin War were given several more land grants by Mexico.
Also Mexico was eager for settlers to develop the land and to help control Indian attacks.
Cite evidence that explains why Mexico welcomed American settlers in Texas.
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