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19 Cards in this Set

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What 4 countries claimed the Oregon Trail?
1. United States
2. Great Britain
3. Spain
4. Russia
wHAT WAS THE NAME OF THE PEOPLE WHO came seeking adventure and freedom
Mountain Men
Where did mountain men meet to share stories with each other?
Who were the missionaries who built the first permanent homes in oregon
Marcus and Narcissa Whitman
Why were Marcus and Narcissa Whitman Killed?
When measles infected people the indians blamed Marcus and Narcissa and so they killed them
What two countries almost went to war over Oregon?
United States and Great Britain
What prevented the United States and Great Britain from goint to war over Oregon?
President Polk convinced Great Britain to agree to a compromise.
1. Name the spanish mission where all 188 americans were killed and defeated.

2. Who were two men who were among
the dead?
1. The Alamo

2. Jim Bowie and Davy Crockett
How long did Texas remain independent?
10 yrs
Who was the spanish missionary that built missions along California Coast
Father Junipero Serra
What was the "BORDER DISPUTE"
United States and Mexico disagreed what was the boundary between United States and Mexico.
1. The land between the two rivers was called?
Disputed territory
President Polk offered money for California. Mexico did not accept. How much was offered?
$40,000,000. (forty million)
1. When Polk sent a General into the disputed territory Mexicans thought?

2. What resulted from this?
3. Who won?
1. The Mexicans thought they were being attacked so they started fighting

2. The United States declared war on Mexico.

3. United states won.
In what treaty did Mexico give up all Mexican Cession which included California?
Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo
In the treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo how much did the united states pay mexico for the mexican cession including california?
$15,000. (fifteen million)
What river finally became the border between the United states and Mexico?
Rio Grande River
What was the Gadsden Purchase?
United States purchased land in Arizona from Mexico to build a railroad.
How much did the United states pay mexico for land in Arizona to build a railroad?
10,000,000./ (10 million)