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Manifest Destiny

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Kara Wilkins

on 28 May 2015

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Transcript of Manifest Destiny

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