WGS_160_F_2011_10

WGS_160_F_2011_10 - Regul at i ng Bodi es , Pol i ci ng Ci...

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Regul at i ng Bodi es, Pol i ci ng Ci t i zenshi p: Mani f est Dest i ny and Amer i can Mani f est Dest i ny and Amer i can Expansi oni sm Expansi oni sm
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M i d 18t h c: Expansi on t o t he West and Sout h Manifest Destiny:  Manifest Destiny:  19 th -century doctrine that expansion of US power throughout the American continents was justified and inevitable. Supported by a series of expansionist Presidents (Polk, Pierce) Supported by Southern Democrats seeking to expand number of slave states and economically/numerically compete with North Opposed by Northern Whigs and abolitionists as strengthening Southern control over the federal gov’t
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Mexican-American War: 1846-8 US seeks Northern California as payment for Mexican debt, wants access to the Pacific Americans begin to settle in Texas, outnumbering Mexicans Settlers refuse to pay taxes, ignore Mexico’s outlawing of slavery Mexico closes Texas to immigration, US ignores Texas consolidates power as an independent republic
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This note was uploaded on 09/23/2011 for the course WGS 160 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '11 term at S.F. State.

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