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Transcript of Manifest Destiny
Manifest Destiny was the 19th century American
that the United States
to expand across the continent.
Manifest: Obvious or easily seen
Destiny: events that are going to happen no matter what
Purchased by Thomas Jefferson to gain control over Mississippi River
Doubled size of America
Cost $12, 000, 000
Texas had belonged to Spain, then Mexico, and then became an independent nation
Fought over by Great Britain and US. Great Britain got above the 49th parallel (longitude) we got below.
Won during Mexican American War.
California was an independent country.
Purchased from Mexico so they could build a "Deep South" railroad.