European weapons and European diseases transformed life on the Plainsled to

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European weapons and European diseases transformed life on the Plains.led to smallpox epidemic and killed half of the Plains peoples. Lakota Sioux acquired guns and ammunition from French, Spanish, and American traders along the Missouri river. Buffalo helped them with a rich diet and hides and robes to sell Women fashioned tepees by skinning buffalo Trade increased social divisions. The Election of 1844 : Change the american government's policy towards the west places, Southern Leaders
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supported the annexation of texas but cautious party politicians did not because they did not want slavery to expand. Oregon conventions were formed because the euros that wanted the land annexed above the latitude and longitude line of 54’ 40. Northerners demanding oregon, JOHN TYLER called for the annexation of Texas, he hoped to win the election of 1844 to become under as a democrat. John C. Calhoun, Tylers proslavery Secretary of State sent the senate a treaty to bring texas into the union. Martin Van Buren DEmocrat, and Henry CLay whig, opposed this view of John Tyler fearful of raising slavery they persuaded the senate to reject the treaty. SOuthern Democrats picked James K Polk bc they didnt trust John Tyler and didn't like Van Buren's Candidacy. Polk fully supports annexation. HE A SLAVE OWNER! He campaigned for the reoccupation of oregon and reannexation of Texas. “fIfTy FoUr FoRtY oR fIgHt” became his cry during his campaign. Known as a Young Hickory for being a protege for relating to ANdrew Jackson. The Whigs nominated Henry Clay, who advocated the American System of high tarrifs internal improvements and national bankings. HE supported annexation. Some northern whigs opposed admission of a new state so they refused to vote for clay. They instead Voted for James G Birney of the Liberty Party. He garnered 3 percent of the national vote but took enough votes to make Clay lose the presidency. Polk WINS the election and immediately, TEXAS is annexed via a joint resolution in February 1845, admitted into the country in December This would soon make the expansion of the south and its system of slavery the cenrtal topic of american politics. War, Expansion, and Slavery : Democrats like Polk ignored the fact that the annexation of new lands would lead to a war of conquest to expand slavery would unleash. The War With Mexico, 1846-1848 Mexico had not prospered since gaining independence in 1821. Mexico suspended Diplomatic relations with the United states after Texas became annexed by US. Mexico had a stagnant economy, a weak government, and modest tax revenues. Mexican officials vowed to preserve their national boundaries. Polks Expanisionist Program: Polk quickly tried to get Mexican territory. He hoped to get a revolution in California that would lead to the annexation.
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