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MANIFEST DESTINY - MANIFEST DESTINY IDEOLOGY according to...

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MANIFEST DESTINY IDEOLOGY according to the idea of Man. Dest, God set land aside for the development of the US, and it was the mission of US to expand all the way to the Pacific Ocean this was almost a religious vision that the country had Americans believed that they had a new system of democratic gov. that worked as opposed to the "backwards" govs. Of Europe So Americans believe they need to spread democracy to the rest of the continent Also there's an idea of spreading Protestant Christianity to the NA's. REASONS behind manifest destiny so far…. Spread of democracy, and spread of protestant religion Other stuff 1. growing population, 2. desire for land and ports on the Pacific (it could take up to two months to go overland from St. Louis, MO to Calif) a lot faster to go by water 3. undercurrent of racial and cultural superiority toward Mexicans and NA societies. 5 reasons for manifest destiny TEXAS AND SPANISH AMERICA The Mexican Revolution is 10 years old in 1820, While Spanish were trying to keep Anglos out of Mexico, lots of gold and silver mines they were operating, didn't want anyone else to have it
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When Spain had the area, if caught anglos would typically put them in prison in Mexico City, After the revolution this is going to change, gradually at first, Seeing that Americans are just going to keep coming West, Mexicans need to do something to protect their territory (most of Texas, NM uninhabited at this time only @ 80,000 in TX, NM, and Calif not many ppl want to live here, land down in Mexico for farming, easier to sell stuff down there for farmers, and if wanted to be involved in gov. way too far from Capital not much interest by Mexicans or Spanish before them Mexican pop in area actually declining, 1800 pop of Spanish TX was 4,000 and shrinking (but they still own it) need to populate this area with Mexican citizens if going to hold it. So they give permission for anglos to move in on a couple conditions, Must become Catholics, become Mexicanized, and respect the law. In 1823, Stephen F, brought 300 Americans to TX Pretty much ignored the restrictions, Mex gov didn't help There was no Catholic priest in TX, when finally sent one, Irish priest Mike O'Dulin alcoholic Didn't really become Mexicanized either, and didn't really respect the law
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those 300, more pour in, Mexican gov. tries to ban further
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