Ninth President of the United States (1841), an American military officer and politician, and the first president to die in office; death sparked a briefconstitutional crisis, resolved presidential succession left unanswered by the Constitution
Tenth President of the United States (1841–1845); opposition to nationalism and emphatic support of states' rightsendeared him to his fellow Virginians but alienated him from most of the political allies that brought him to power in Washington
Settlement in 1842 of U.S. - Canadian border disputes in Maine, New York, Vermont, and in the Wisconsin Territory (now northern Minnesota)
Imperialist phrase first used in 1845 to urge annexation of Texas; used thereafter to encourage American settlement of European colonial and Indian lands in the Great Plains and Far West
Father Miguel Hidalgo
Mexican priest and a leader of the Mexican War of Independence
Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo
Peace treaty, largely dictated by the United States to the interim government ofMexico City, that ended the Mexican-American War (1846 – 48). Mexico ceded to the United States Upper California and New Mexico; gave up claims to Texas.