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Unformatted text preview: 4-1-08John L. OSullivan 1845MANIFESTDESTINYMost Americans believed in the superiority of their institutions and white culture God had bestowed on them the right to spread their civilization across the continentSpurs concept of Manifest Destiny1- National Pride2- Racial Arrogance3- Economic Gain4- Land HungerOREGON TERRITORY1818 US and England agreed to joint occupation of this area1830s Oregon Fever begins1841 First Wagon Train leaves Independence, MO heading westConestoga Wagon10ft long 4 ft wide 2 ft deepPulled by 6 to 8 Ox 2 to 3 miles an hourLong slow journey 4 to 6 months May through NovemberMORMONSDONNER PARTYTEXAS1821 Mexico won its independence from SpainSee Map Pg 291Capital Mexico CityLoose control of northern areasTexas a province of Mexico1825 Mexico passed THE NATIONAL COLONIZATION ACTOffering large land grants if promised to colonize the areaThats why a lot of American southerners headed to TexasCHEAP COTTON LANDSMexican motivation wanted to build up economy tax revenuesBy 1830 20,000 whites 1,000 slaves live in TexasBy 1835 White population 10x more than Mexican populationNot assimilating into the Mexican culture would not join Catholic Church, speak Spanish1829 Mexican government realized they had a problemAttempt to slow down immigration pass Emancipation Proclamation freeing all slaves trying to make Texas less attractive to slave ownersSettlers side-stepped issue started calling slaves SERVANTSBy 1833 Americans start demanding a state of their ownGeneral Santa Anna Mexican Ruler does not grant requestSanta Anna and his army of almost 6,000 men head north into Texas to put down the revoltFirst Battle for Texas Independence SAN ANTONIO THE ALAMO188 men, women, and children inside of old adobe mission known as the AlamoFEB 23, 1836 Santa and his army demand surrender Cannonball fired over their heads NOSiege warfare Finally on March 6, 1836 Mexican army assaults the mission3rdassault Mexican army makes it over the walls insideEveryone killed except 16 women and childrenAlthough a victory Mexican Army will loose about 700 menLoss at the Alamo will inspire fanatical resistance to Santa Anna and his armyREMEMBER THE ALAMOApril 23, 1836 forces under Sam Houston at the San Jacinto River surprise and capture Santa Anna and defeated his armySantas prince of freedom TEXAS INDEPENDENCESam Houston first president of the Republic of TexasDraw up constitution and ask for admission into the Union.Andrew Jackson shies away from issue of admitting Texas into the Union1- Enter as a slave state upset balance2- 1836 Anti-slavery voices growing louder3- Does not want war with Mexico1836 Election Martin VanBurenDoes nothing has hands full w/ economy1849election William Henry HarrisonElected because of being a way hero not issue Whigs had learned from the Democrats how to a run an electionPortrayed as a common man NOT!Portrayed as a common man NOT!...
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This note was uploaded on 04/20/2008 for the course AMH 2010 taught by Professor Adams during the Spring '08 term at University of Central Florida.

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HISTORY 4 - 4-1-08John L. OSullivan 1845MANIFESTDESTINYMost...

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