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United States frontier missionary who established a post in Oregon where Christianity and schooling and medicine were available to Native Americans (1802=1847)
Commander of the Texas army at the battle of San Jacinto; later elected president of the Republic of Texas
a canvas-covered wagon used by pioneers in the mid-1800s
Gen. Zachary Taylor
sent by Polk; to stand and draft a decleration of war, and wait for a conflict to arise; Mexican patrol clashed with American soldiers and killed 11
Ad interim president of Texas who Santa Anna tried to capture
a community experiencing a sudden growth in business or population
Mormon land in Utah
American who settled in Texas, one of the leaders for Texan independence from Mexico
Gen. Winfield Scott
one of the leaders of the American invasion of Mexico (AKA "old fuss and feathers" because he wore a blue uniform with a yellow sash; supervised the landing at Veracruz and then set off for Mexico City; his army didn't lose a single battle)
Texas outpost where American volunteers, having laid down their arms and surrendered, were massacred by Mexican forces in 1836. The incident, along with the slaughter at the Alamo, fueled American support for Texan independence.
Trail from independence Missouri to Oregon used by many pioneers during the 1840s
Invented blue jeans for miners in California and made a fortune.
Adams-Onus Treaty (1819)
Spain ceded Florida to the United States
Bear Flag Republic
nickname for California after it declared independence from Mexico in 1846
A notion held by a nineteenth-century Americans that the United States was destined to rule the continent, from the Atlantic the Pacific.
Gen. Santa Anna
Mexican dictator general fighting against Polk and rallied his men to defend their "soil" , was outed
Old Three Hundred
Austin's first group of settlers; most of these came from the southern United States, especially Louisiana
First Battle of the Texas Revolution
Santa Fe Trail
Trail from independence Missouri to Santa Fe New Mexico in the mid-1800s
Agents who were contracted by the Mexican republic to bring settlers to Texas in the early 1800s
People who went to California looking for Gold (They left in 1849)
an American military officer, explorer, the first candidate of the Republican Party for the office of President of the United States, and the first presidential candidate of a major party to run on a platform in opposition to slavery. DECLEARED BEAR FLAG REPUBLIC
11th President of the United States from Tennessee; committed to westward expansion; led the country during the Mexican War; U.S. annexed Texas and took over Oregon during his administration
Famous frontiersman, left Tennessee to help Texas fight Mexico for independence. Died at the Alamo.
Army leader at the Battle of the Alamo
Battle of San Jacinto
(1836) Final battle of the Texas Revolution; resulted in the defeat of the Mexican army and independence for Texas
led first wagon train on santa fe trail in 1821
United States religious leader of the Mormon Church after the assassination of Joseph Smith
John Jacob Astor
American fur trader and financier, he founded the fur-trading post of Astoria and the American fur company
someone who takes law enforcement into his or her own hands
Mexicans who claimed Texas as their home
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