What was known as America's main "Manifest Destiny" in the 1800s?
To make America's government more of a Democratic Republic
To make America free of an slavery or unfairness to women
To gain independence from Britain
The expansion of the United States from the Atlantic to the Pacific and how it was our our duty to settle these lands.
Lewis and Clark were sent by Andrew Jackson to the west to discover the western lands (mainly the Louisiana Purchase.)
The Indian Removal Act was an acted issued in 1830 to force Native Americans ____________________________ to move to modern day Oklahoma.
living west of the Mississippi River
living east of the Mississippi River
living south of the Mississippi River
living north of the Mississippi River
Which American Indian tribe(s) were affected by the Indian Removal Act?
The Trail of Tears was a 800 mile route that Indians had to go on.
to help texans living there
to take over Texas
more economic opportunity
for better farming land
They wanted settlers to develop the land and control the Indian Attacks; Santa Anna
They wanted settlers to develop the land and control the Indian Attacks; Stephen Austin
They wanted Americans to follow their traditions; Santa Anna
They wanted Americans to follow their traditions; Stephen Austin
The Americans were allowed to settle in Texas if they _______________ which they didn't continue doing for long.
agreed to become Mexican citizens
agreed to worship in a Roman Catholic Church
encouraged others to come to Texas
agreed to live there for life
Why did the
They wanted to take over the United States and make it Mexican Territory.
They feared they would make an alliance with the Native Americans.
They feared they would try to make Texas a part of the United States.
They feared they would try to get rid of Santa Anna.
General Santa Anna became the dictator of Mexico in 1833. What did he want to do with the Americans already living in Texas?
drive them or force them out
encourage them to come to Texas
Tejanos were people of Mexican heratige born in Texas. What did they want for Texas?
They wanted independent control of their affairs.
They wanted all settlers to have Mexican citizenship.
They wanted people to practice Roman Catholicism
They wanted people to respect the Mexican constitution.
Sam Housten became the army commander of the Republic of Texas in 1841.
What were some early victories made by Texans in which Santa Anna reacted by sending a siege?
The Battle of San Antonio
The Battle of Gonzales
The Battle of San Patricio
____________ was the name of the mission near San Antonio that the Texans moved into while in the Mexican Army?
The Battle of Jacinto
What happened in this mission (refering to the last question)?
There was a siege that was sent by the Mexicans, but they still lost.
There was a siege that was sent by the Mexicans and the Mexicans won Texas.
Nobody won and the mission didn't support the Texans or the Mexicans.
Mexicans and Texans made peace with each other and split Texas between both countries.
The Republic of Texas was known as the _________.
The Spanish State
State of Freedom
The Annexed State
Lone Star State
Geography of California =
Hot and Dry
Cold and Rainy/Snowy
Mexicans gained their independence from Spain and were welcomed Santa Fe. Who was the first American to settle in Santa Fe?
The Mormons established themselves in Salt Lake City, Utah to start a new community. They were founded by _____________ who was killed but later succeded by _____________.
William Becknell; Joseph Smith
Brigham Young; Joseph Smith
Joseph Smith; Brigham Young
William Becknell; Brigham Young
On January 24, 1848, gold was found by James W. Marshall in Sutters Mill, just north of Sacramento, California. People came from all over the world in hopes of finding gold and getting rich. These people were called ___________.
How was gold found?
drilling the ground
digging with a shovel
panning for gold
mining with a pick axe
What were some big changes that occuered after the California Gold Rush?
Many poor families
San Fransisco = huge, bustling city
California Constitution was made.
Less prejudice towards Chinese and African Americans