3.22.11 Manifest Destiny voice

3.22.11 Manifest Destiny voice - nationalist wanted a...

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nationalist wanted a stronger nation (banks) foreign agenda: U.S. became very aggressive when the Monroe doctrine originated (told the rest of the world to Stay Out) Manifest Destiny A. Manifest Destiny a. “God’s Will” i. published in 1836 ii. the “will of God” that the U.S. expand it’s territory across the continent iii. it’s God’s Will to …. iv. all of the so called good things ppl. could be proud of was in some respects just a gift of god v. to extend from pacific to atlantic song: “god Bless America” a. also believed that God did bless America b. b. “sea to Sea” … “Pole to Pole” i. great part of north American continent that isn’t part of the U.S. ii. American southwest wasn’t the U.S.’s territory iii. some ppl. interpreted God’s will that it should be! iv. extend from pole to pole to! (north pole to south pole) 1. Canada, Mexico, etc. 2. very emotional greedy driven point of view
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3. the U.S. did have some interest on the north American continent that many interpreted as god’s will that we should take 4. in Adams-Onis treaty negotiated in 1819 and signed later a. Americans believed we accepted a territorial division and that we were cheated from land b. believed the savine river (U.S. and Spanish Mexican texas) had not gone far enough c. Thought we should have gotten up to the Rio Grande i. ppl. said it’s God’s will to extend to that river d. Needed to take away from Santa Fe too! B. U.S. Interest in the Mexican “north” a. Texas and the Adams-Onis Treaty i. U.S. had an expantional element ii. in Adams-Onis Treaty essentially forced Spain into making a treaty and geographical treaty with our western boundary where it met Spanish Mexico. iii. forced spain to meet our __ iv. forced spain to cede Florida 1. if you don’t give it to us, we’ll take it. v. became more exaggerated in the mid 1830s during the age of Andrew Jackson vi. Age of Andrew Jackson 1. current of aggression, imperialism spread through theu U.S. through “Manifest Destiny” b. the Santa Fe (New Mexico) Trade
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i. Wanted to take the Pueblo tribes and we should have trading and territorial access here c. California: “window on the west” (far east) i. upper protion was known as “upper Cali” and most thought that at least the upper portion should be the U.S.’s territory 1. we didn’t know much about it but we were somewhat familiar 2. what was attractive was that the U.S. was going to expand across the continent to become one of the nation’s strongest coutries of the world we would need access to both seas for greater/better trade. C. The Issue of Texas a. Spanish/Mexican Fears of the U.S. expansion i. were suspicious of the U.S. b/c the north eastern boundary was largely unoccupied (clearly natives there) clusters of population and later Mexican settlement ii. Spanish knew their empire was coming to a cost in the new world iii. they knew the U.S. continued to want to expand iv. Spanairds tried to populate the boundary and make those loyal to
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This note was uploaded on 09/27/2011 for the course HIST 1103 taught by Professor Rohrer during the Spring '06 term at Oklahoma State.

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