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26 Cards in this Set

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One of the first Texan United States Senators
Sam Houston
the American general who moved his troops across the Nueces River to the Rio Grande
Zachary Taylor
person sent to negotiate payment for damages to the property of Americans in Mexico
John Slidell
Strongly opposed to the extension of slavery
What had to be written in order to set up the state government?
a constitution
Mexican American mayor of Laredo
Santos Benavides
A famous German surgeon in Texas
Ferdinand Herff
The first person elected governor of Texas
J. Pinckney Henderson
Mexican American interpreter during the Republic and statehood periods.
Luis Sanchez
gernerally represented farmers and laborers
army scouts during the war with mexico
Texas Rangers
What were the major problems facing the new state of Texas?
debt,Native American raids, Mexico's failure to recognize annexation
which political party represented commercial and business interests in the 1830's and 1840's?
Which political party wanted to restrict immigration?
What action taken by the U.S. government in 1845 insulted the government of Mexico?
the annexation of Texas by the U.S.
Before the constitution was amended in 1850 who chose the judges for Texas courts?
the governor
What did the U.S. gain in the treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo?
all territory from Texas to the Pacific Ocean
What did Texas give up as part of the compromise of 1850?
land in New Mexico
Where were the first battles of the Mexican War?
Palo Alto & Resaca de la Palma
What factors allowed U.S. forces to overwhelm their Mexican opponents during the war?
better equipment, better leaders
About how much did the population of Texas increase between 1847 and 1850?
How did settlers obtain land under the Homestead Law?
living on the land
In 1850, where did two-thirds of the Mexican Americans in Texas live?
between the Nueces River and the Rio Grande
What caused negative feelings against Mexican Americans in Texas?
memories of the Texas Revolution
Which was the largest group of European immigrants in Texas in the 1840's and 1850's
What were the causes of the Mexican War?
1) Mexico never recognized Texas' independance or Texas' annexation by the U.S.
2) Mexico claimed the Nueces as the boundary between Mexico and the U.S.; Americans claimed the Rio Grande was the boundary
3) Americans had property damage claims against Mexico (from the Texas Revolution); Mexico refused to pay the damages
4) The U.S. wanted to buy the land from Texas to the Pacific; Mexico refused to sell