The Texas War for Independence
The Texans rebelled against Mexico in 1836 and formed the independent state of Texas.
The Battle where many Texan revolutionaries were killed but became the chant for the cause.
The Election of 1844
Polk, the dark horse candidate, and wanted annexation of Texas and occupation of Oregon. He defeated Henry Clay.
Cause by the dispute over the southern boundary of Texas. The US defeated Santa Anna and received the Mexican Cession from the Treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo.
Treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo
Stated that the Rio Grand River would be the southern boundary of Texas. The US received a lot of territory including modern day New Mexico, Arizona, and parts of California, Nevada, and Utah.
The lands that the Mexicans gave up in the Treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo.
Purchase from Mexico in order to build a southern route for the transcontinental railroad.
Bear Flag Revolt
Led by John Fremont in the territory of California.
Lone Star Republic
Name of the independent state of Texas.
Led by James G. Birney and endorsed liberty for the slaves.
Free Soil Party
Led by Van Buren, and promoted no slavery in the territories gained by the Mexican Cession. Was formed from the Liberty Party, Conscience Whigs, and Barnburners.
Whigs that did not support slavery.
Whigs that wanted slavery, were mostly southern.
Statement that would have provided popular sovereignty in the territory gained by the Mexican Cession.
Principle that would allow the residents of a terrritory to vote whether it was a slave or non-slave state.
Territory in Oregon that had very fertile soil. Many Americans migrated there.
Election of 1848
Zachary Taylor defeated Lewis Cass and Van Buren.
Belief that it was the destiny of the US to conquer the entire Western Hemisphere.
Resolved the dispute over the border of Maine.
Battle of San Jacinto
Final battle of the Mexican War.
Personalities to Remember:
William Henry Harrison-