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14.6: Chronology

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  • The following chronology is a list of important dates and events associated with this chapter.



    1821 Stephen F. Austin led the first 300 families into Texas
    1829 Mexican president Vicente Guerrero outlawed slavery in Mexico in an effort to weaken the influence of American settlers in the Mexican province of Texas
    1835-1836 Texas Revolution
    1836 Formation of the Republic of Texas, or the Lone Star Republic
    1840s “Oregon Fever”--expansion into Oregon Territory explodes
    1844 James K. Polk elected President of United States
    1846 Senator Thomas Hart Benson’s “Manifest Destiny” speech
    1846-1848 Mexican-American War
    1848 Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo
    1854 Gadsden Purchase
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