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The US is expanding Westward. They believe in manifest destiny, the divine right to settle the land.
Louisiana is bought from France for $15 million on April 30, 1803. The original proposed price was $7.5 million.
After many attacks on Florida by Georgia and Seminole Indians, President Monroe tells Spain, "govern Florida properly or get out." The United States agrees to pay $5 million in settlers' claims to Spain.
Texas becomes it's own independent country after the Alamo and the Texas War for Independence. In 1845 Texas is annexed and becomes the 28th state.
Oregon was shared by Great Britain and the United States. Oregon fever broke out and many people wanted to settle in Oregon. President Polk wanted to propose a treaty with Great Britain and the land was split across the 49 degree latitude line.
The Mexican-American War was the war between the USA and Mexico between 1846 and 1847 that resulted in the USA gaining Texas.
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