HIST 2111- CH. 13 NOTES - HIST 2111 CH. 13 15/17 April 2008...

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HIST 2111 CH. 13 15/17 April 2008 Chapter 13: “Impending Crisis” By 1848, America had already expanded to the west Civil War- set off heated sectional debate of free state vs. slave state I. Westward Expansion - Manifest Destiny: “Inevitable Destiny” - John L. O’Sullivan: used the term in 1845; used it to associate it with disputed territories, such as Oregon Territory. - Superiority of “American race”: justified expansion by almost any means necessary. II. Texas War for Independence - Mexico recruits American settlement -War in 1835-36 - Texas independence -President Sam Houston III. Texas & Statehood - Application for statehood denied (would disrupt the balance between free states and slave states) - Slavery issue and power politics - Lone Star Republic of Texas IV. Westward Migration -Pressure to annex western territories -Election of Democrat James K. Polk -Texas statehood, 1845 -Treaty with Britain over Oregon territory (54/40 49 th parallel) V. Mexican War - Mexico broke relations with the U.S. after Texas statehood - Disputed border and confrontation - War declared in May 1846 - Treaty of Guadalupe- Hidalgo in Feb.1848
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This note was uploaded on 05/02/2008 for the course HIST 2111 taught by Professor Randolph,terry during the Spring '08 term at University of West Georgia.

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HIST 2111- CH. 13 NOTES - HIST 2111 CH. 13 15/17 April 2008...

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