Chapter 13-14 Terms
United States was destined to expand across the North American
continent; some believe that the expansion was not ethical.
The Alamo and Battle of San Jacinto:
February 23 to March 6, 1836 pivotal point in the
Texas Revolution, David Crockett, Jams Bowie, Antonio Lopez, and William Barret Travis
was the commander and the Alamo.
1845, annexation of the Republic of Texas in the united states, became
state, before it was under Mexican rule so the Americans had to learn how to speak
Spanish and learn all of the Mexican ways of living.
Migration routes on the North American continent, Missouri River to Oregon
County, settlers, ranchers, farmers, miners and business men used the trail for travel.
The Mexican War:
1846-1848, started with the annexation of Texas because the Mexicans
thought that they territory was theirs, United States wanted more territory and there were
Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo:
Dictated by the United States, interim government of a
military occupied Mexico ended the Mexican-American War.
Major even leading into the Civil War, banned slavery in any territory to
be acquired from Mexico in the Mexican War, David Wilmot introduced it.
sovereignty of the people is the belief that the legitimacy of the state
is created by the will or consent of its people, who are the source of every political power. It is
closely associated with the social contract philosophers, among whom are Thomas Hobbes,
John Locke, and Jean-Jacques Rousseau.
Election of 1848:
was an open race. President James Polk, having achieved all of his major
objectives in one term and suffering from declining health that would take his life less than
four months after leaving office, kept his promise not to seek re-election
California Gold Rush:
began on January 24, 1848, when gold was discovered by James
Wilson Marshall at Sutter's Mill , in Coloma, California, news of the discovery soon spread,
resulting in some 300,000 men, women, and children coming to California from the rest of
the United States and abroad. of the 300,000, approximately 150,000 arrived by sea while
the remaining 150,000 arrived by land.
short-lived political party in the United States active in the 1848 and 1852
presidential elections, and in some state elections. It was a third party that largely appealed
to and drew its greatest strength from New York State. The party leadership consisted of
former anti-slavery members of the Whig Party and the Democratic Party.