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Chapter 17

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John Tyler joined the whig party because
he could not stomach the dictatorial tactics of Andrew Jackson
The whigs placed John Tyler on the 1840 ticket as vice president
to attract the vote of the state's rightists
The only member of President Tylers whig cabinet who did not resign in protest was
Daniel Webster
During an 1837 Canadian insurrection against Britain, America was invade by
British
As a result of the panic of 1837,
Several states defaulted their debts to Britain
The British-American dispute over the border of main was solved by a compromis that
gave each side some territory
Some people in Britain hoped for a British alliance in Mexico because
the alliance would give abolitionists the opportunity to free slaves in Texas
One argument against annexing Texas to the US was that
the annexation might give more power to the supporters of slavery
Texas was annexed to the USas a result of President Tyler's desire to
help his troubled administration
The primary group that was instrumentalin stregthening and saving American claims to Oregon were
American missionaries to the Indians
Most Americans who migrated to the Orange County were attracted by
the rich soil of the Willamette River Valley
The nomination of James K. Polk as the Democrats' 1844 presidential candidate was
secured by southern expansionists
The area in dispute between the US and GB in 1845 lay between
the Columbia River, the 49 parallel, and the Pacific Ocean
In the 1840s, the view that God had ordained the growth on an American nation stretching across North America was called
Manifest Destiny
In the presidential election of 1844, the Whig candidate, Henry Clay, favored both
the annexation of Texas and the postponement of that annexation
The election of 1844 was notable because
it was fought over numerous issues
the group most supportive of gaining control over all of the Oregon Country was
the northern democrats
In te Oregon treaty with Britain in 1846, the northern boundary of the US
was established to the Pacific Ocean along the line of 49
One reason that the British government decided to compromise on the Oregon County border was
their belief that the territory was not worth fighting for
In his quest for California, president James K. Polk first advocated buying the area from
Mexico
President Polk's claim that "American blood [had been shed] on the American soil" referred to
news of an armed clash between Mexican and American troops near the Rio Grande
One goal of Mexico in its 1846-1848 was with the US was to
free black slaves
Stephen W. Kearny- Santa Fe
Zachary Taylor- Northern Mexico
Winfield Scott- Mexico City
John C. Fremont- California
...
The terms of the Treaty of Guadalupe-Hildago ending the Mexican-American War included
the US paying 15 mil for the cession of northern Mexico
Ghose people who most opposed President James K. Polk's expansionist program were
the antislavery forces
the Wilmot Proviso symbolized
the burning issue of slavery in the territories
The Wilmot Proviso, introduced into Congress during the Mexican American War, declared that
slavery would be banned from all territories that Mexico ceded to the US
A largest single addition to American territory was
the Mexican cession
The first Old World Europeans to come to California were
the spanish
the Spanish Franciscan missionaries treated the native inhabitants of California
very harshly
When the Mexican government secularized authority in California,
Californios eventually gained control of their land