4.01 Manifest Destiny.rtf - Option 1 “[The House is]...

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Option 1“[The House is] desirous to obtain a full knowledge of all the facts which go toestablish whether the particular spot on which the blood of our citizens was so shedwas or was not at that time our own soil… (First resolution) Whether the spot onwhich the blood of our citizens was shed, as in his messages declared, was or wasnot within the territory of Spain, at least after the treaty of 1819, until the Mexicanrevolution… (Second resolution) Whether that spot is or is not within the territorywhich was wrested from Spain by the revolutionary Government of Mexico.”— From Abraham Lincoln’s “Spot Resolutions,” 18471.Using the excerpt, answer a, b, and c.a) Briefly explain the point of view about the Mexican-American War expressed bythe writer.b) Briefly explain how the concept of Manifest Destiny relates to the events or viewsexpressed in the document.c) Briefly explain ONE event or idea from the period 1844 – 1877 that could be used

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Term
Fall
Professor
Sharon Boeckle
Tags
Abraham Lincoln, American Civil War, Mexican American War, James K Polk

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