William Walker American Filibuster

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William Walker William Walker was an American filibuster born in Nashville, Tennessee in 1824. Walker was considered a child genius as he graduated from the University of Nashville at the top of his class at the mere age of 14. He was a certified lawyer and doctor by the time he was 25 and additionally he worked as a journalist. However, he was not satisfied with his accomplishments. Walker, who lived in San Francisco at the time, set out on an expedition with the intent to capture the small Mexican state of Baja California. Once he captured Baja California he named himself president and applied the laws of Louisiana to the new state, legalizing slavery in the area. By 1854 many men joined Walker’s expedition as volunteers, approximately
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