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Arts and Humanities
History of the Americas
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In 1847, about 1,600 Mormons followed part of the Oregon Trail to Utah. They built a settlement by the Great Salt Lake.
santa Fe Trail
an important trade route going between Independence, Missouri and Santa fe, New Mexico used from about 1821 to 1880
major overland emigrant route across the Western United States from Missouri to California in the middle 19th century. It was used by 250,000 farmers and gold-seekers to reach the California gold fields. Largely superseded by the railroads
pioneer trail that began in missouri and crossed the great plains into the oregon country
Rio Grand River
river in texas that divided the border of texas and mexico... united states had to argue to get this border. they even fought mexico for it.
Great Salt Lake
a shallow body of salt water in northwestern Utah
a major North American river and the chief river of the United States
1848. Awarded as part of the Treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo after the Mexican American War. U.S. paid $15 million for 525,000 square miles.
Red river cession
Treaty with Great Britain from War of 1812
US signed treaty with britain for 1/2 of oregon territory
original united states
Great Britain gave the united states what in 1783
The united states gain this land by the revolutionary war
The U.S., under Jefferson, bought the Louisiana territory from France, under the rule of Napoleon, in 1803. The U.S. paid $15 million for the Louisiana Purchase, and Napoleon gave up his empire in North America. The U.S. gained control of Mississippi trade route and doubled its size.
Gained statehood in 1845 after giving up its independence
strip of land in present day Arizona and New Mexico for which the United States paid Mexico $10 million in 1853.
yearly meeting where mountan me met and traded furs
take illegally, as of territory
To surrender possession of something
people who wanted to expand or enlarge the territory of the USA- USA should reach from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean
a person who went to California in 1849 to find gold
member of a vigilance committee
American adventurers and fur trappers who spent most of their time in the Rocky Mountains
Lone Star Republic
Nickname of Texas before it became a state
Bear Flag Republic
nickname for California after it declared independence from Mexico in 1846
Published "A study of American intelligence" ( summarized what they learned from army tests) he says american intelligence is decreasing as more and more races enter.
United States politician and military leader who fought to gain independence for Texas from Mexico and to make it a part of the United States (1793-1863)
Original settler of Texas, granted land from Mexico on condition of no slaves, convert to Roman Catholic, and learn Spanish
Mexican general who tried to crush the Texas revolt and who lost battles to Winfield Scott and Zachary Taylor in the Mexican War (1795-1876)
James K polk
president in March 1845. wanted to settle oregon boundary dispute with britain. wanted to aquire California. wanted to incorperate Texas into union.
Battle of the Alamo
Texans were greatly outnumbered and many were killed by the Mexicans. However, Texans were then inspired to seek revenge.
after Mexican refusal to sell California-New Mexico region, Polk sent troops and it ended w/ Treat of Guadalupe-Hidalgo
Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo
Treaty that ended the Mexican War, granting the U.S. control of Texas, New Mexico, and California in exchange for $15 million
California Gold Rush
1849 (San Francisco 49ers) Gold discovered in California attracted a rush of people all over the country to San Francisco.
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