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Unformatted text preview: HIST 144: Class Notes 11/15/07 Manifest Destiny and the Republic of Texas (1830-1850) Theme that is pervasive in society today. An idea. Not a one-time event. Expansion of political borders. Mexican-American war in 1840s. Westward movement Outline I. Envisioning Manifest Destiny II. Founding of the Republic of Texas III. To Join or Not to Join THAT is the Question IV. Remembering the Alamo: The Legacy of Manifest Destiny a. Is Manifest Destiny over? Religious movement America = Gods chosen country Main Points Much of westward expansion was driven by ideas of manifest destiny. The founding of Republic of Texas increased tensions over slavery in the U.S. The Mexican-American war was the first wide-scale armed conflict in the name of manifest destiny. o 1 st war U.S. wins Felt Americans had to civilize Spanish, Mexicans, Califorios, etc....
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This note was uploaded on 04/11/2008 for the course HIST 144 taught by Professor Fortin during the Fall '07 term at SUNY Oneonta.
- Fall '07
- Manifest Destiny