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Manifest Destiny

A description of westward migration by the American people.
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Kale Blickenstaff

on 10 November 2015

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Transcript of Manifest Destiny

What is
Manifest Destiny?

The belief that the US should expand its borders from coast to coast
The Original 13 Colonies
From Where?
How did we get it?
Great Britain - 1776
The US declared independence from England
Western Lands
From Where?
How did we get it?
Results of the Treaty of Paris (end of the war)
Great Britain - 1783
Louisiana Purchase
From Where?
How did we get it?
France - 1803
Jefferson buys from Napoleon for 15 Million because he's strapped for cash!
Florida
From Where?
How did we get it?
Jackson invades = Adams Onis Treaty 5 million
Spain - 1819
Texas
Why aren't Americans happy with the size of their country at this point in history?
From Where?
How did we get it?
Gains independence in 1836
Texans voted for statehood 10 years after being their own country
Republic of Texas -1845
(Independent Country)
Elected President in 1844
Adds more territory than any other President in history
Serves only 1 term as President
Dies 103 days after his term ended
Mr. Manifest Destiny
James K. Polk
Oregon Territory
From Where?
How did we get it?
England - 1846
4 countries claimed - US, Spain, England, Russia
Americans demand "54'40 or fight!"
Britain compromises at the 49th parallel
The Election of 1844
Democratic candidate believed strongly in Manifest Destiny. He favored bringing in Oregon and Texas to the US.
His campaign slogans were:
"Fifty-Four Forty or Fight" and
"All of Oregon or None"

Mexican Cession
From Where?
How did we get it?
After winning the election Polk compromises with England at the 49th parallel
Mexico - 1848
Polk offered to buy, but Mexico refuses
WAR!
Treaty of Guadelupe Hidalgo - US pays 15 Million for the land
Gadsden Purchase
From Where?
How did we get it?
Mexico - 1853
US pays 10 Million to build a transcontinental railroad
Why does the US offer $ for land gained through war?
Quiz - In what way did the following states become part of the US
New York
Indiana
Idaho
Nevada
Texas
Nebraska
Florida
Washington
Arizona
North Dakota

Gen. Zachary Taylor
Gen. Santa Anna
The US declares war on Mexico shortly after annexing Texas over a border dispute
Northerners oppose bringing in Texas. They feel it's a Southern TRAP to bring in more slave states.
Balance of Power between free and slave
Free States
Slave States
Michigan
Maine
Illinois
Indiana
Ohio
Vermont
Rhode Island
New York
New Hampshire
Massachusetts
Connecticut
New Jersey
Pennsylvania
Arkansas
Missouri
Alabama
Mississippi
Louisiana
Tennessee
Kentucky
Virginia
N Carolina
S Carolina
Maryland
Georgia
Delaware
1818
Treaty w/
Eng
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