APUSH Chapter 17 Workbook Part D

John Tyler
Leader elected vice president on the Whig ticket who spent most of his presidency in bitter feuds with his fellow Whigs
Henry Clay
Leader of Senate Whigs and unsuccessful presidential candidate against Polk in 1844
Aroostook War
Clash between Canadians and Americans over disputed timber country
Daniel Webster
Whig leader and secretary who negotiated an end to Maine Boundary dispute in 1842.
Independent nation that was the object of British, Mexican and French scheming in the early 1840s
Northwestern territory in dispute between Britain and United States, subject of "Manifest Destiny" rhetoric in 1844
James K. Polk
Dark horse presidential winner in 1844 who effectively carried out ambitious expansionist campaign plans
John C. Fremont
Dashing explorer/adventurer who led the overthrow of Mexican rule in California after war broke out
Abraham Lincoln
Congressional author of the "spot resolutions" criticizing the Mexican War
Rio Grande
Claimed by United States as southern boundary of Texas
Zachary Taylor
American military hero who invaded Northern Mexico from Texas in 1846-1847
Winfield Scott
"Old fuss and feathers" whose conquest of Mexico City brought U.S. Victory in the Mexican War
Santa Anna
Mexican military leader who failed to stop humiliating American invasion of his country
Nicholas Trist
Long-winded American diplomat who negotiated the Treaty of Guadeloupe Hidalgo
David Wilmot
Congressional author of resolution forbidding slavery in territory acquired from Mexico