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8th Grade: Chapter 14: Manifest Destiny
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Belief that the U.S. should expand westward all the way to the Pacific Ocean
James K. Polk
President who promoted "Manifest Destiny" and was our leader during the Mexican-American War
A dangerous 2,000 mile route from Independence Missouri to Oregon used by many pioneers.
An abandoned mission in San Antonio that became an important battle site in the Texas Revolution
Frontiersman, congressman, and celebrity from Tennessee who fought at the Alamo
William B. Travis
Commander of the Alamo who wrote the famous "Victory or Death!" letter
Rough and tough frontiersman known for carrying a large knife
Dictator of Mexico during the Texas Revolution
General during the Mexican-American War and later elected president
War between the United States and Mexico in which the United States acquired one half of the Mexican territory.
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
Bear Flag Republic
Name of California after declaring independence from Mexico control.
U.S. bought small southern parts of Arizona and New Mexico for a total of $10 million
Site where gold was first discovered in California in 1848; marked the beginning of the Gold Rush
People who rushed to California in search of gold.
Invented blue jeans for miners in California and made a fortune.
Lead the "Mormon Migration" to Utah for religious freedom
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