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hist notes 2 - September 22, 2008 History 244 1. Patterns...

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September 22, 2008 History 244 1. Patterns of US Expansion 2. Government: LA, FL?, CA a. Acquired as a result of federal activity i. Buy Louisiana ii. Chase Indians into Florida 1. Acquired Florida by pushing the Indians there 3. Pioneers: Texas 4. Pacific Northwest a. Have people wandering up there 5. Mix: Oregon a. Eventually U.S. acquired this land 6. Mexican Goals: a. Trying to protect the border from U.S. encroachment b. There is opportunity because you can get more land for cheaper c. Obstacles 7. Empresarios a. Entrepreneur b. Get contracts to bring people in from U.S. to Mexico c. Chance to make money for Mexicans
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September 22, 2008 History 244 d. Mostly pro-slavery people 8. Reconfiguration of Texas Border a. Offered a million dollars for Texas i. Mexican government said “no”, they liked that it was up and coming and they were developing it b. 1829- Andrew Jackson is elected President i. Offered 5 million dollars for Texas 1. Mexico refused again ii. Anthony Butler- sent by U.S. government to “spy” and bribe Mexican officials for Texas iii. U.S. offers a large, no strings attached loan to Mexico… 1. Collateral: Texas iv. Butler sends a message to the government proposing to just seize the area and see what Mexico does 1. Jackson wasn’t really in the position or mood for a war
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This note was uploaded on 02/25/2010 for the course HIST 102 taught by Professor Bendersky during the Spring '10 term at VCU.

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