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  • President Polk
  • Oregon Trail
  • The Alamo
  • James K. Polk name is perhaps most closely associated with Manifest Destiny, as the term was coined by a fellow Democrat in 1843, the year before he began his presidency.
  • Mexican AmericanWar
  • The people of the United States felt it was their mission to expand the boundaries of freedom to others by having others conform to their ideals and beliefs in a democratic government.
  • The Gold Rush
  • The Battle of the Alamo is related to Manifest Destiny because it was a battle that was fought to spread American ways across the continent while removing other people
  • John Sutter and James Marshall
  • Anglo-Saxon supremacy that fused with national pride to produce Manifest Destiny, the conviction that white Americans were divinely ordained to dominate the continent, from sea to shining sea.
  • The California Gold Rush began in January 1848 when carpenter James Marshall discovered gold at John Sutter’s lumber mill on the American River at Coloma.
  • James Marshall, a carpenter who migrated to California in the 1840s and whose discovery of gold in the American River spurred the California Gold Rush. Back in the 18th century, when Atlantic Coast colonists were breaking away from England, Spain was busy colonizing California.
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