An Expanding Nation notes.docx - Precious Evans An Expanding Nation Notes Manifest Destiny manifest means obvious this is obvious to happen Destiny

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Precious Evans An Expanding Nation Notes Manifest Destiny manifest means obvious this is obvious to happen Destiny means what will necessarily happen to an individual or a country in the future John O’Sullivan the man who coined the phrase Manifest Destiny Providence basically means the will of God the move so John O'Sullivan when you look at anaphia hey this is God's plan for America Santa Fe Trail it was a route that was used for commerce between North Mexico and Americans from Missouri it was created by Traders during the 1820s and 30s north Mexico and Americans Texas war of independence (1835-1836) In the early 1800 the Mexicans fought a ten-year war with Spain to gain their independence The Mexicans mother country was Spain in 1821 they won their independence At that time Mexico was much bigger than the Mexico Early 1820s this new country had some problems first of all it was very poor and did not have many resources Another problem was that its population was all concentrated around their Capital which is Mexico City something like 90% of their population live within a hundred miles of Mexico City they did not have the resources or the people to develop their far-out region which state called States 1823 the Mexican Government came up with a clever solution
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in the long-term they figured they could also tax the newly-developed plants and make money for their government they offered free land if you were a cotton planter or a farmer you could come to Texas and get 177 acres for free out if you were a cattle rancher you could have four thousand acres 7000 had left their country and come to Texas and had settled there by 1830 it was 20000 Americans living in Texas the Native Americans were under control and the land was being developed 1830 or 1831 the Mexicans who lived in Texas were looking around and saying oh my gosh we are outnumbered 10 to 1 the Mexican Government trying to gain control illegal American Immigration make it miserable for a mare in Texas that was their strategy they even hope that some of these laws would cause people to pack up and move back to the United States one they ended the tax exemption the end of the tax exemption they pass laws that required the residents of Texas you couldn't bring any more slaves into Texas only one out of every 500 Texans could serve in the local militia and the rest had the government in 1836 they went ahead and declared their independence wanted to break away and make their own country some Americans grab their gun and why would they do that well they were private citizens who wanted to help the Americans that were being oppressed by The Mexican government the Alamo was an old Spanish mission there were 188 Texans in this Old Fort remember our mission is part for Park Church the Mexican Army showed up under the command of their president a guy named Santa Ana president Santa Ana
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the Mexican Army is going to surround these hundred and eighty-eight Texans
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