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|
|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|
|1848||Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo|