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(1846-1848) Conflict after US annexation of Texas; Mexico still considered Texas its own; Victor: US; granted all land from Texas to California (minus the Gadsden Purchase) in the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo
Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo
(1848) Ended Mexican-American War; Mexico gave up all claims to land from Texas to California for $15 million
(1842) An agreement with Br which resolved the border issue btwn Maine and New Brunswick; Set the NE border for US
Compromise of 1850
Series of 5 congressional statutes, temporarily claimed the sectional crisis; Made California a free state, ended slave trade in D.C. strengthened fugitive slave law
(1835) Americans living in Texas (claimed by Mexico) revolting against Mexican gov't; Mexican troops killed several rebels at the Alamo (a fort in San Antonio); Mexico lost
Free-soil Party (Liberty Party)
(1848) 3rd Party opposed all slavery and nominated Van Buren; most eventually became Republicans
(1840s-early 1850s) Many public figures (mainly young Democrats) used this term to describe the movement of territorial expansion and industrial growth in the name of patriotism
(1857) A fradualently-elected group of pro-slavery delegates met in Lecompton, KS; Drafted a state constitution; After a long debate, Congress denied KS entry to the Union
(1854) By American officials; a secret memo that urged the acquisition of Cuba by any means necessary. Once out, Northerners believed it was an attempt to extend slavery, thus the manifesto was disavowed
(1845) a doctrine to support territorial expansion based on popular beliefs that population growth demanded it, that God supported it, and that it = expansion of freedom
After the collapse of the Whig party (1850s) this anti-immigrant & anti-Catholic rose to national prominence; Had some success in local & state elections; Failed to keep existence
(1846) Congressman David Wilmot (Penns.) introducted this controversial amendment stating any lands won would be closed to slavery
Settlers of a newly organized territory has the right to decide (through voting) whether or not to accept slavery; promoted as a solution to the slavery crisis; became an issue in KS in the 1850s
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