The leading painter of the Hudson River School of artists was __________.

The first American to take full advantage of the Mexican government's invitation to settlers was __________, who founded a colony on the banks of the Brazos and Colorado rivers in 1831.

The rise to power of __________ focused the unhappiness with the government in Mexico for American colonists in Texas.

Representing a view that was popular in the North, __________ gave a stirring speech against the annexation of Texas in the House of Representatives.

__________, the belief that white Americans had providential right to as much of North America as they wanted, was part of the beliefs of citizens and of United States policy since the founding of the republic.