The Age of Expansion

The Age of Expansion - The Age of Expansion (1830s-1840s)...

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The Age of Expansion (1830s-1840s) 1. Manifest Destiny – The belief that it was the United States destiny to overtake the North American continent (1845). a. Justification of Manifest Destiny i. God was for American expansion ii. Spread Democracy iii. Americas population growth required new territory 2. Texas Revolution a. 1821 – Mexico wins its independence from Spain. b. Mexico hires Moses Austin to bring in settlers i. Lots of cheap, fertile land c. Sources of conflict between settlers and Mexican government i. Slavery 1. slavery is outlawed in mexico, but settlers are bringing them anyway ii. Religion 1. Most Mexicans are catholic, most Americans are protestant iii. New Texans were angry because they did not have the right to local self government 1. Tejanos – Mexicans that live in Texas region that fight with the Whites for rights. 2. 1836 Texas declares independence, starts the American Revolution. 3.
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This note was uploaded on 03/31/2008 for the course HIST 101 taught by Professor Wormer during the Spring '08 term at Texas A&M.

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