Manifest Destiny

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Manifest Destiny
• U.S. had a DEVINE
mission to expand in
order to spread the
ideals of freedom
and democracy.
Manifest Destiny
• Native Americans?
• Mexicans?
• Sectional Tension?
Manifest Destiny
Manifest Destiny
• First Settlers:
o
explorers, trappers,
traders
• Brigham Young
o
o
1846 – Salt Lake
Escape persecution
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• By 1853:
o
present boundaries
Manifest Destiny
• By 1853:
o
present boundaries
• How did we get
there?
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• 1803 –
• Louisiana Purchase
(see previous notes)
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1819 – Florida!
Adams – Onis Treaty
From Spain
Spain is out of N.A.
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• 1845 – TEXAS!
o
Also parts of New
Mexico, Oklahoma,
Colorado, Wyoming,
and Kansas from
Mexico
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• 1821 – Mexico
declares
independence from
Spain.
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• Southern slave
holders move into
Texas
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• 1836 – Texas
declares
independence from
Mexico
o
o
Republic of Texas
DON’T Mess with
Texas!
Manifest Destiny
• 1845 – Statehood
(slave)
Manifest Destiny – Mexican Cession
• 1848 – Mexican Cession
Manifest Destiny – Mexican Cession
• California, Nevada,
Utah, Arizona, New
Mexico, Colorado,
Wyoming
Manifest Destiny – Mexican Cession
• The Treaty of
Guadalupe Hidalgo
ended the Mexican –
American War (1846 –
1848)
Manifest Destiny – Mexican Cession
• Mexican War –
Mexico objected to
the Texas Annexation
(statehood)
Manifest Destiny – Mexican Cession
• President James
Polk = We want
California!
• Mexico :<
Manifest Destiny – Mexican Cession
• Expansionists: love
it! Fulfill Manifest
Destiny!
• Northerners: No
more slave states!
• Lincoln: war of
conquest”
Manifest Destiny - Oregon Country
• 1846 – Treaty with
Great Britain (46
Parallel)
Manifest Destiny – Gadsden Purchase
• 1853 – Gadsden
Purchase
• Mexico = $10 Million
• Possible Railroad
route
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