Leader elected vice president on the Whig ticket who spent most of his presidency in bitter feuds with his fellow Whigs
Leader of Senate Whigs and unsuccessful presidential candidate against Polk in 1844
Clash between Canadians and Americans over disputed timber country
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
Congressional author of the "spot resolutions" criticizing the Mexican War
Claimed by United States as southern boundary of Texas
American military hero who invaded Northern Mexico from Texas in 1846-1847
"Old fuss and feathers" whose conquest of Mexico City brought U.S. Victory in the Mexican War
Mexican military leader who failed to stop humiliating American invasion of his country
Long-winded American diplomat who negotiated the Treaty of Guadeloupe Hidalgo
Congressional author of resolution forbidding slavery in territory acquired from Mexico
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