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Leader elected vice president on the Whig ticket who spent most of his presidency in bitter feuds with his fellow Whigs
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
"Old fuss and feathers" whose conquest of Mexico City brought U.S. Victory in the Mexican War
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