2.6 Manifest Destiny.1 - Chapter 12, 13 Trends in...

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Trends in Antebellum America: 1810-1860 1. New intellectual and religious movements. 2. Social reforms. 3. Beginnings of the Industrial Revolution in America. 4. Re-emergence of a second party system and more political democratization. 5. Increase in federal power Marshall Ct. decisions.
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“Manifest Destiny” First coined by newspaper editor, John O’Sullivan in 1845. ".... the right of our manifest destiny to over spread and to possess the whole of the continent which Providence has given us for the development of the great experiment of liberty and federaltive development of self- government entrusted to us. It is right such as that of the tree to the A myth of the West as a land of romance and adventure
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“American Progress” by John Gast, 1872
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The Pony Express Between April, 1860 and Nov., 1861. Delivered news and mail between St. Louis, MO and San Francisco, CA. Took 10 days.
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The Webster-Ashburton Treaty Tension between U.S. and Great Britain Led to the Aroostook War (bloodless confrontation resulting from Maine’s reaction to a British effort to build a military road through the Aroostook Valley). The Treaty attempted to deal with these problems in a spirit of mutual concession (see next slide). Webster resigned after negotiating the
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Webster-Ashburton Treaty Outcome: Compromised on the Maine-Canadian boundary British apologized for the destruction of the Caroline . British promised to avoid “officious interference” in freeing slaves. Both countries agreed to cooperate in patrolling the African coast to prevent slave smuggling.
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Maine Boundary Settlement, 1842
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The Texas Issue President Tyler was a states’ rights southerner and a strict constructionist, who had been placed on the Whig ticket to draw Southern votes. Tyler rejected the entire Whig program of a national bank, high tariffs, and federally funded internal improvements. Despite opposition from Henry Clay, Tyler vetoed a number of Whig bills.
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Cont’d Whigs were outraged and the majority resigned in protest. Tyler was officially “expelled” from the
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This note was uploaded on 08/31/2010 for the course HIST 45213 taught by Professor Platt during the Spring '10 term at University of California, Berkeley.

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2.6 Manifest Destiny.1 - Chapter 12, 13 Trends in...

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