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Manifest Destiny

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Transcript of Manifest Destiny

1820
1830
Methodist missionaries settled in Oregon
They wrote letters back East about the amazing farm land
1840
oregon
US will control Oregon
US will annex Texas
US will acquire California
ELECTION OF 1844
1850
US settlers begin moving into Texas
- led by Sam Houston and Stephen Austin
- more Americans move to Texas than Mexicans
Republic of Texas
established
1836
TEXAS ANNEXED
1844
Mexican War
1846 - 1848
GOLD RUSH
1849
CA applied for statehood
as a FREE state
US and Mexico disputed the border
Mexican Army attacked - killed American soldiers
Polk claimed that "American blood
was shed on American soil"
A.Lincoln issued "Spot Resolution"
US forces defeated Mexican Army
TREATY of GUADALOUPE HIDALGO
Texas
California
Nevada
New Mexico
Utah
Arizona
James K. Polk
american anti-slavery
society founded
wants to join US as
a slave state
thoreau spent night in jail - "On Civil disobedience"
Americans move West following trails...
Whig party
Democrat
"dark horse"
liberty party
mormons settle utah
"fifty-four Fourty or Fight"
signs treaty w/ GB
makes 49th parallel border

CHURCH OF JESUS
CHRIST OF LATTER DAY SAINTS
based on belief that Joseph Smith was a divine prophet
to restore Jesus Christ's Church
much controversy over teachings, especially practice of polygamy
Joseph Smith killed in Illinois in 1844
Brigham Young led Mormons
to settle in UTAH
1853 - Gadsen Purchase
to build a TRANSCONTINENTAL RR
Jackson killed
the bank
"Jackson-Haters"
anti-slavery
party
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indian removal
act
?
TEXANS declared independence from Mexico
Most famous battle was at the ALAMO, Texans were defeated...
led to victory over Mexico
Mexico surrendered and Texas won independence
attention
turned
toward
settling
the WEST:
MANIFEST
DESTINY
Age of
Jackson:
focus on
BANK
INDIANS
NULLIFICATION
ERA OF
GOOD
FEELINGS:
NATIONALISM
100,000
people moved
to California

=

applied for
statehood
conflict over
expansion of
slavery
would new
territories
be free
or slave
http://www.history.com/topics/alamo/videos#the-alamo
founder
why UTAH?
Great Salt Lake & Desert
=
land no one wanted
all were killed
w i n n e r
issue: slavery
Webster- Ashburton Treaty
what does this image show?
(Congress passed resolution after Polk won election)
(slave state)
maintains balance of free and slave states
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