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07/03/2007 14:18:00 March 7, 2007 By 1853: Full Continent James K. Polk senses expansion sentiment from people 54’40’ of fight (Britain)! By treaty in 1846, we take line drawn by 1818 and simply extend it to the Pacific o Polk didn’t push for the 54’40 (which is higher) because we were now at war with Mexico Mexico Davy Crockett Alamo, etc 1837 Economic Panic Texas becomes it’s own Country: “The Lone Star Republic” U.S. government annexes Texas according to Mexico, Texas is much more limited (smaller) than what we thought it was Polk sends an ambassador down to Mexico who tries to buy territory from Mexico o wants to secure Rio Grande boundary and will pay 5 million or the area to the west known as New Mexico and 25 million for California
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o Mexico snubbed the ambassador June of 1846 we ratify some treaty splitting Oregon What follows is the Mexican-American War Read History TB War is over in 1847 impact: o Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo in Feb. 1848 o Mexico ceded to the U.S. (Mexican Cession) 522,000 square miles almost half of its country we get CA, New Mexico, and Rio Grande Boundary and we pay 18 million dollars (better than the 30 we offered before) In 1853 we complete the contiguous continental of the U.S. with the Gasdden Purchase bought for the southern railroad line only 30,000 square miles pay 10 million dollars to Mexico why?
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The U.S. is now complete (the picture) Mexican Session (1848) piece on tope of Louisiana Purchase Ceded by Great Britain in 1818 with a treaty Oregon Territory (Treaty of 1846 with Great Britain) Louisiana Purchase from France 1803 Texas Annexation 1845 United States after Peace of Paris in 1783 Colonies Now that we have territory, the question of weather slavery would be allowed in this territory was brought up again FREE SOIL John C. Calhoun Conscious Wiggs: free soil democrats: believe in no extension of slavery political abolitionists the North is as racist as the south however…. Popular Sovereignty: associated with Steven Douglas of Illinois
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This note was uploaded on 02/13/2008 for the course HIST 200 taught by Professor Seip during the Spring '07 term at USC.

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