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United States History Westward Movement
Trails to the West Texas Revolution Mexican- American War California Gold Rush
Row 1, Col 1 He created one of the largest fur businesses, the American Fur Company. Who is John Jacob Astor ?
1,2 This young agent started a colony on the lower Colorado River. It was a very successful colony. The capital of Texas is named for him. Who is Stephen F. Austin ?
1,3 This president was elected due in part to his promises to expand the boundaries of the U.S. He was our 11 th president. Who is James K. Polk ?
1,4 They were gold-seeking migrants to California. What are forty-niners ?
2,1 They lived lonely and often dangerous lives, trapping animals on their own, far from towns and settlements. They sold their skins to fur traders. What are mountain men?
2,2 This was an abandoned mission near San Antonio, that became an important battle site in the Texas Revolution. What is the Alamo ?
2,3 The U.S. government paid Mexico $10 million for this land that is now the southern parts of Arizona and New Mexico. What is the Gadsden Purchase ?
2,4 This group of travelers went west toward California but were stranded in the Sierra Nevada Mountains during the winter. When found, 42 of 87 had died. What is the Donner party ?
3,1 This “path” across the mid-west led from Independence, Missouri to a town in New Mexico. What is the Sante Fe Trail ?
3,2 In this battle near Galveston Bay Texans captured Santa Anna and forced him to sign a treaty giving Texas its independence. What is the Battle of San Jacinto ?
3,3 These were cowboys who managed large herds of cattle and sheep. What are vaqueros ?
3,4 This means to search for gold. What is prospect ?
4,1 In 1844 after Joseph Smith’s murder, he became the head of the Mormon Church. Who is Brigham Young ?
4,2 The Mexican government hired these agents to bring settlers to Texas. What are empresarios ?
4,3 In 1846 a small group of Americans seized the town of Sonoma in California. They fought the Californios with the help of John C. Fremont in this rebellion. What is the Bear Flag Revolt ?
4,4 These people used pans or other devices to wash gold nuggets out of loose rock and gravel. What are placer miners ?
5,1 This 2,000 mile trail stretched from Independence, Missouri to the northwest coast area. What is the Oregon Trail ?
5,2 In 1810, this Mexican priest led a rebellion of people against the Spanish to free the southwest from Spanish monarchy. Who is Father Miguel Hidalgo y Costillo ?
5,3 In 1848, this officially ended the War with Mexico and forced them to turn over land in the northwest to the United States. What is the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo ?
5,4 In 1839, this American was allowed to start a colony near the Sacramento River in California. His settlement became a famous fort where Americans came to search for gold. Who is John Sutter ?