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8 Cards in this Set

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manifest destiny
belief that US would have an east and west coast
sam houston
led surprise attack on santa ana, became president of texas and petitioned for annexation by the US
mexican cession
the stretch of land that is present day california
mexican war
mexico crossed rio grade and broke off relations so zachary taylor attacked
gadsden pruchase
10 million dolla for little land under arizona and new mexico
rendezvous system
bring furs and trade items back from the west once a year instead of making multiple trips, made by william ashley
54' 40' or fight
british give US oregon territory or start war
compromise of 1850
accepted clay's proposal 1) accept california as free state 2) 10 mil for texas 3) abolish slave trade in DC 4) divide New mexico into 2 territories