Father Hildalgo – was a Mexican Priest, led the Rebellion of about 80,000 impoverished Indians and ‘mestizos’ against Spain to improve living conditions, but was defeated.
1. Jim Bowie- volunteered to fight at the battle of the Alamo
2. John Sutter- American Pioneer built Sutter’s Fort gold was discovered on his hands leading to California Gold Rush
3. Martin Van Buren- American Politician and secretary of state under Andrew Jackson under Andrew Jackson, he later became the eighth president of the U.S.
4. Andre Jackson- nicknames ‘old hickory’, American war hero in Battle of New Orleans. Tennessee militia defeated Creek Indians. Seventh President Marked an Era of Democracy. Jacksonian Democracy.
5. Davy Crockett- was a skilled leader helped lead the Battle at the Alamo
6. William Travis-
7. Jim Bridger
8. Jedidiah Smith
9. Marcus and Narcissa Whitman
10. Stephen Austin- in 1822 started a colony on the lower Colorado River, first 300 families called the “old three-hundred”
11. Santa Ana- Mexican general and Politician, President of Mexico and dictator, fought in Texas Revolution seized the Alamo, but defeated by Sam Houston at San Jacinto.
12. Junipero Serra- Spanish Franciscan missionary to California, founded numerous missions along the Pacific coast, Founded San Francisco to Spread Christianity.
13. Zebulon Pike-army officer on a mission to explore the west. Had to find the head waters if the Red River. Attempted to climb as now known as “pikes Peak” in Colorado.
14. Sam Houston-revolutionary was named to head the Texas army. Hero of new independent nation of Texas.
15. James Polk-eleventh President settled in Oregon successfully conducted the Mexican-American War.
16. Joseph Smith- Founted the Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints. Mormon. Polygamy-many wives.
17. Brigham Young-American religious leader who headed the Mormon Church after murder of Joseph Smith, moved community to Utah after being...