Manifest Destiny, Texas, and the US War with Mexico
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An American Texan who led forces against Mexico and became the 1st President of the Republic of Texas.
Stephen F. Austin
He brought the first 297 American families into Tejas (Texas) under the empresario system.
Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna
The Mexican leader served as a General in the Mexican army and as the President of Mexico during the War for Texas Independence and came out of exile to defend Mexico City during the US war with Mexico.
The eleventh President of the U.S. who ran on the campaign promise of Manifest Destiny.
John C. Frémont
The leader of the Bear Flag Revolt, he imprisoned the Mexican governor at Sonoma, captured the presidio at San Francisco and proclaimed California an independent nation in 1846.
Nicknamed "Old Rough and Ready," this General invaded Mexico from the North and pushed Santa Anna and his troops southward and would later become the twelfth President of the United States.
Nicknamed, "Old Fuss and Feathers," this American General took Mexico City in the War with Mexico.
This American General took possession of New Mexico and Southern California for the United States during the War with Mexico without firing a shot.
A person of Mexican descent living in Texas.
A Texan of American descent.
This congressional measure would have banned slavery in any territory to be acquired from Mexico in the Mexican War.
Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo
The treaty in which the United States paid $15 million for the modern-day states of California, Utah, Nevada, New Mexico, Arizona, and parts of Colorado and Wyoming.
The nineteenth-century belief that America had a God-given right to extend from the Atlantic to the Pacific.
"Old Three Hundred"
The name given to the original 297 American settlers brought into Tejas, (Texas) by Stephen F. Austin.
Bear Flag Revolt
A rebellion by American settlers in California against the Mexican government, imprisoned the governor, and proclaimed California an independent republic.
The battle in which Davy Crocket, Jim Bowie and almost all the Texan held off the Mexican army for thirteen days before all the defenders were killed.
Santa Anna was force to sign a treaty recognizing Texas' independence after he was surprised by Houston's army and defeated at this battle.
Become Mexican citizens, convert to Catholicism, and learn the Spanish language.
What were the three conditions the Americans agreed to abide by when they settled in Northern Mexico?