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  • Q1
    the belief that it was God's plan to that the U.S. should extend all the way to the Pacific Ocean
    Manifest Destiny
  • Q2
    Wrote an editorial that first mentioned the term "Manifest Destiny"
    John O'Sullivan
  • Q3
    an important trade route going between Independence, Missouri and Santa Fe, New Mexico; used from about 1821 to 1880
    Santa Fe Trail
  • Q4
    2000 miles from Missouri to Oregon's Willamette Valley: began by Protestant missionaries
    Oregon Trail
  • Q5
    Led the Mormons on an exodus to Salt Lake City, Utah
    Brigham Young
  • Q6
    add a territory onto an existing state or country
  • Q7
    the transfer of land from one country to another
  • Q8
    expansionist, U.S. President, who served during the Mexican war and sought to expand the United States
    James K. Polk
  • Q9
    General that was a military leader in Mexican-American War and 12th president of the United States. Sent by president Polk to lead the American Army against Mexico at Rio Grande, but defeated.
    Zachary Taylor
  • Q10
    United States general who was a hero of the Mexican American War (1846-1847) and later, of the Civil War;
    Winfield Scott
  • Q11
    the purchasing of land from Mexico that completed the continental United States It provided the land needed to build the transcontinental railroad.
    Gadsden Purchase
  • Q12
    people who went to California during the gold rush of 1849
  • Q13
    An Agreement that ended the 1848 Mexican-American War; acquired Mexican Cession (CA, AZ, NM); Mexico acknowledged American annexation of Texas
    Treaty of Guadalupe Hildalgo
  • Q14
    Starvation, tainted water, attacks by Indians and wild animals, harsh weather
    Challenges faced by Americans traveling to the West
  • Q15
    Thousands moved West in search of riches, the entry of California opened up the Slavery issuse.
    Effect of the California Gold Rush

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