Bear Flag Revolt
- Short-lived rebellion in 1846 by American settlers in California against Mexican authorities.In June a small group captured Sonoma, a settlement north of San Francisco, and declared independence, raising a flag that featured a grizzly bear. Capt. John C. Frémont soon arrived to give his support and was elected to head the "republic." In July U.S. forces occupied San Francisco and Sonoma and claimed California for the U.S. The bear flag later became the state flag.
* * *▪ United States history(June–July 1846), short-lived independence rebellion precipitated by American settlers in California's Sacramento Valley against Mexican authorities. In 1846 approximately 500 Americans were living in California, compared with between 8,000 and 12,000 Mexicans. Nonetheless, early in June a group of about a dozen Americans seized a large herd of horses from a Mexican military commandant. On June 14 another group captured Sonoma, the chief settlement north of San Francisco. Led by William B. Ide, the Americans issued a declaration of independence and hoisted a flag, its white ground emblazoned with a grizzly bear facing a red star. On June 25 Capt. John Charles Frémont (Frémont, John C) arrived at Sonoma and gave his support to the Bear Flag Revolt. And on July 5 the insurrectionists elected Frémont to head the “Republic of California.”But the Republic was quick to fall. On July 9 forces under Commodore John D. Sloat occupied San Francisco and Sonoma, claimed California for the United States, and replaced the bear flag with the American flag.
* * *
Look at other dictionaries:
Bear Flag Republic — République de Californie République de Californie California Republic en 1846 1846 … Wikipédia en Français
Flag of California — The Bear Flag is the official State flag of California. The precursor of the flag was first flown during the 1846 Bear Flag Revolt and known as the Bear Flag. A version of the Bear Flag was then adopted by the California State Legislature and… … Wikipedia
bear — bear1 /bair/, v., bore or (Archaic) bare; borne or born; bearing. v.t. 1. to hold up; support: to bear the weight of the roof. 2. to hold or remain firm under (a load): The roof will not bear the strain of his weight. 3. to bring forth ( … Universalium
revolt — revolter, n. /ri vohlt /, v.i. 1. to break away from or rise against constituted authority, as by open rebellion; cast off allegiance or subjection to those in authority; rebel; mutiny: to revolt against the present government. 2. to turn away in … Universalium
Revolt of the Comuneros — For other revolts by this name, see Comunero (disambiguation). Revolt of the Comuneros … Wikipedia
California, flag of — ▪ Flag History also called Bear Flag U.S. state flag consisting of a white field (background) with a grizzly bear above the words “California Republic” and a red stripe; in the upper hoist corner is a single red star. In the Bear… … Universalium
Cretan Revolt (1866–1869) — The Cretan Revolt of 1866–1869 or Great Cretan Revolution (Greek: Κρητική Επανάσταση του 1866) was a three year uprising against Ottoman rule, the third and largest in a series of Cretan revolts between the end of the Greek War of Independence in … Wikipedia
Black Flag Army — The Black Flag Army (Chinese: 黑旗军; pinyin: Hēiqí Jūn; Vietnamese: Quân cờ đen) was a splinter remnant of a bandit group recruited largely from soldiers of ethnic … Wikipedia
California Republic — Infobox Former Country native name = conventional long name = California Republic common name = California ag continent = North America region = country = United States era = status = status text= empire = government type = Republic| event start … Wikipedia
Maritime history of California — History of California This article is part of a series Timeline … Wikipedia