Annexation
Mexican-American War
Vocabulary
Miscellaneous
Immigration

100

If you were in favor of annexing Texas, what might've been your reasoning? 

Gain military protection, help with debt, use U.S. currency, and expand westward. 

100

What was the outcome of the Mexican-American war?

U.S. gained more land. 

100

This was the belief that the United States would expand from the Atlantic to the Pacific Coast. 

Manifest Destiny 

100

How did the Compromise of 1850 affect Texas?

It gave Texas their final political borders.

100

In what ways did the European immigrants influence the culture of Texas?

Traditions/holidays, food, and music. 

200

What are the two rivers Texas and Mexico have a boundary dispute over? 

The Rio Grande and Nueces 

200

What was the first event that started the Mexican-American War?

The Mexicans attacked the U.S. troops in South Texas.

200

The act of obtaining or gaining possession.

Acquisition

 (Ex: The U.S. gaining land from Texas) 

200

How did the Compromise of 1850 help determine which states were free and slave states? 

Congress would let the people determine by using "popular sovereignty".  

200

What is a pull factor that brought immigrants to Texas in the 1840s?

There were economic opportunities, religious freedoms, and cheaper land. 

300

Why did the Texas population increase significantly in the 1850s? 

Immigrants established new settlements. 

300

How did the U.S. achieve Manifest Destiny?

We gained a vast amount of land through the Mexican Cession. 

300

Giving up property or territory.

Cession or Ceded 

300

Give one reason why the geographic region would attract immigrants. 

Natural resources and fertile soil. 

300

What are some push factors we've talked about that made us want to leave our European homes?

Failed Revolution, lack of natural resources, less freedoms, sickness, poverty, famine, etc...

400

What were some reasons the U.S. was against the annexation of Texas.

Texas was in debt, the were a slave state, and it would cause a war with Mexico. 

400

What was significant about the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo?

It ended the Mexican-American War and Mexican cession was bought for $15 million. 

400

In Mexico Cession Mexico ceded California to the U.S.

What does ceded mean?

To give up. 

400

Why did Texas let the U.S. buy their land during the Compromise of 1850?

To pay off their debt. 

400

What was the largest European group to come to Texas? 

Germans 

500

What did the U.S. fear would happen if Texas was annexed?

It would upset the balance of slave vs. non slave states and start war with Mexico. 

500

If President Polk says "American blood has been shed on American soil." What do you think Mexico's view of this was? 

That that was not true, that the blood was shed on Mexican soil. 

500

What word best describes this list?

The annexation process must be approved, a new constitution is adopted, resolution is passed by both Senate and House of Representatives. 

Joint Resolution 

500

After annexation, Texas did not have a president anymore. What was the leader of Texas called? 

Governor.  

500

What region of Texas did most immigrants settle in?

Coastal region.