White men, and expected them to bring Christianity to the Native Americans.
Americans, and it was their destiny to become the greatest nation in the world.
Americans, and wanted them to settle western land.
Americans, and it was their duty to protect the enviornment.
Farm the land
Fill the land with a number of settlers.
Remove the Native Americans.
Pay a specified rent to Mexico.
To remain an independent republic.
To seek international recognition.
They wanted all the 54,040 acres of Oregon that were in dispute.
They wanted Mexico to sell the U.S. the 54,040 acres of California,
They wanted all of Oregon to the 54º 40' north latitude line.
They wanted all of California to the 54º 40' north latitude line.
Claimed Mexico City
Paid Mexico $15 million
Paid debts to Mexican citizens
Gave Oregon to Mexico
The Nueces River
The Rio Grande
The 54° 40' north latitude line
The 54° 40' south latitude line
They recruited settlers to live on the land.
They subdivided the land they were given and allocated it to families.
They served as generals in the Texas army.
They governed the colonies they established.
Supported Zachary Taylor.
Were mainly cloth manufacturers.
It was a free state.
It offered cheap land.
Gold had been discovered there.
It was a slave state.
Prohibited slavery in any territory gained from Mexico.
Prevented Congress from banning slavery in any territory gained from Mexico.
Created a compromise by dividing the territories into free and slave states.
Made it easier for slaveholders to retrieve an enslaved person.
Members of Congress could then vote on each pair seperately from the others.
Each pair could comprise a bill.
The pairings made the large proposal easier for all to understand.
Each pair offered concessions to both sides
Protecting their livelihood.
Helping Southern manufactures.
Preventing the loss of jobs to free territories.