Chapter 15

Chapter 15

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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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