Manifest Destiny - Manifest Destiny(1840s[TOM = Texas...

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Manifest Destiny” (1840s) [ TOM = T exas, O regon, M exican Cession] o Annexation of Texas by President Tyler, 1845 o President Polk’s 4-Point Plan: COIL C alifornia O regon I ndependent Treasury System L ower Tariff o Oregon Oregon Trail: Jedediah Smith Willamette Valley “54-40’ or Fight!” Oregon Treaty, 1846: 49 th parallel o California U.S. desire for a gateway to Asia Slidell’s mission to Mexico City o Mexican War: 1846-1848 Border dispute: Nueces River vs. Rio Grande River Polk angry that Santa Anna won’t sell California Polk asks Congress for declaration of war Zachary Taylor invades northern Mexico; wins Battle of Buena Vista Winfield Scott seizes Vera Cruz, takes Mexico City California taken by Generals Kearney, Fremont and Commodore Sloat Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo , 1848: Mexican Cession, California o Gadsden Purchase , 1853 (Southerners want transcontinental railroad in the South) o Alaska Purchase Treaty, 1867, William H. Seward Expansi o nism Attacks on Indians throughout American history

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