Manifest Destiny & Mexican War

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Susan M. Pojer Horace Greeley H. S. Chappaqua, NY Additions M. Lynde Currituck County High School Barco, NC Susan M. Pojer Horace Greeley H. S. Chappaqua, NY Additions M. Lynde Currituck County High School Barco, NC
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Trends in Antebellum America: Trends in Antebellum America: 1810-1860 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. 6. Increase in American nationalism . 7. Further westward expansion.
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Manifest Destiny” 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 federative development of self- government entrusted to us. It is right such as that of the tree to the space of air and the earth suitable for the full expansion of its principle and destiny of growth." A myth of the West as a land of romance and adventure emerged.
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American American Progress” by Progress” by John Gast, 1872 John Gast, 1872
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The Pony Express The Pony Express Between April, 1860 and Nov., 1861. Delivered news and mail between St. Louis, MO and San Francisco, CA. Took 10 days. Replaced by the completion of the trans-continental telegraph line.
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Aroostook “War,” 1839 Aroostook “War,” 1839 The only war ever declared by a state. Between the Canadian region of New Brunswick and the state of Maine. Cause : The expulsion of Canadian lumberjacks in the disputed area of Aroostook by Maine officials. Congress called up 50,000 men and voted for $10,000,000 to pay for the “war.” General Winfield Scott arranged a truce , and a border commission was convened to resolve the issue.
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Maine Boundary Settlement, Maine Boundary Settlement, 1842 1842
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Expansi on i n Texas 9.3
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GTT - Gone to Texas Why? Land(Real estate deal- original 300) Mexicans asked for settlers (Tejanos) Needed to become Catholic
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Known as "The Father of Texas," Stephen F. Austin established the first Anglo-American colony in the Tejas province of Mexico and saw it grow into an independent republic. His father, Moses Austin, received approval to settle 300 American families on 200,000 acres; he died before he could accomplish this, but his son, Stephen, did it for him. Stephen F. Austin (1793-1836)
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Key Figures in Texas Key Figures in Texas Independence, Independence, 1836 1836 Sam Houston (1793-1863) Steven Austin (1793-1836)
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Sam Houston took control of the Texas forces after the fall of the Alamo and Goliad, and conducted the retreat of the army to the site of the Battle of San Jacinto April 21, 1836, defeated Santa Anna and secured Texas long- sought independence. elected the first President of the
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