Manifest Destiny Project

Manifest Destiny Project
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  • This drove the acquisition of territory.
  • A popular expression in the 1840s "Manifest Destiny"
  • The belief that the U.S. was destined to secure territory from "sea to sea," from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean. 
  • Mexicans: loss of northern provinces ; Native Americans: pushed westward and killed by disease ; Mormons: moved west to escape religious discrimination 
  • Different cultures were affected by this territorial acquisition
  • The U.S wanted the Southwest Territory to expand the country’s borders and fulfill the Manifest Destiny 
  • war was influenced by the idea of Manifest Destiny: 
  • It lead to the Mexican- American War because it promoted that America deserved all of the land, rather than anyone else.
  • U.S. expansion also fueled the growing debate over slavery, by raising the pressing question of whether new states being admitted to the Union would allow slavery or not—a conflict that would eventually lead to the Civil War.
  • The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo,  ended the Mexican-American War in 1848, added 525,000 square miles of U.S. territory
  •  Land purchases were influenced by the idea of Manifest Destiny:
  • Treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo-  the entitlement of the US, expecting to claim parts of Mexico’s territory by paying them 15 mil 
  • Oregon Treaty- the manifest ideals would win due to the aggressive nature the U.S. would take on gaining the territory from the British.
  • reaties were influenced by the idea of Manifest Destiny:
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