Manifest  Destiny 1818- 1853 Tamera, Ashton, Dylan, Jaimen
How did the idea of Manifest Destiny help bring about the expansion of the United States?   <ul><li>During the 1840’s the ...
Manifest Destiny <ul><li>The idea that the U.S. needed to make a move to fulfill their destiny in extending the U.S. bound...
Manifest Destiny Above:  1848 print, General Lewis Cass Left:  Mistress of Manifest Destiny
Emigrant <ul><li>People who leave the United States to live in another country are called Emigrants. </li></ul><ul><li>Aft...
Decree <ul><li>A decree is an official order by the government. </li></ul><ul><li>In 1830, the Mexican government issued a...
Boomtown <ul><li>Boomtown is a community experiencing a sudden growth in business or population. </li></ul><ul><li>1849: B...
Vigilante <ul><li>Vigilantes are citizens who take the law into their own hands. </li></ul><ul><li>Gold Mining Camps in Ca...
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Chapter 12 Vocab

  1. 1. Manifest Destiny 1818- 1853 Tamera, Ashton, Dylan, Jaimen
  2. 2. How did the idea of Manifest Destiny help bring about the expansion of the United States? <ul><li>During the 1840’s the quest for a better chance and more living room, continued to excite the American imagination. By 1860 some 4.3 million people had settled in the trans-Mississippi West. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Most of these settlers and adventures sought out to exploit the many economic opportunities afforded by the new lands. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Local Trappers and farmers, miners and merchants, hunters, ranchers, teachers, domestics, and prostitutes, among others headed westward seeking their fortunes.  Others sought religious freedom of new converts to Christianity. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Manifest Destiny <ul><li>The idea that the U.S. needed to make a move to fulfill their destiny in extending the U.S. boundaries from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean. </li></ul><ul><li>In the 1840’s a New York newspaper editor, John O’Sullivan published this idea of a national mission </li></ul>
  4. 4. Manifest Destiny Above: 1848 print, General Lewis Cass Left: Mistress of Manifest Destiny
  5. 5. Emigrant <ul><li>People who leave the United States to live in another country are called Emigrants. </li></ul><ul><li>After the depression of the late 1830’s, people formed societies to make plans to emigrate to the Oregon Country . </li></ul>
  6. 6. Decree <ul><li>A decree is an official order by the government. </li></ul><ul><li>In 1830, the Mexican government issued a decree that stopped all immigration from the U.S. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Boomtown <ul><li>Boomtown is a community experiencing a sudden growth in business or population. </li></ul><ul><li>1849: Big Boom of gold diggers, speculators and merchants move to California. </li></ul><ul><li>Most who kept the money were merchants. </li></ul><ul><li>Levis 1873. </li></ul><ul><li>80% of people who came to CA during the gold rush were American. There were also people form Mexico, South America, Europe, Australia & China. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Vigilante <ul><li>Vigilantes are citizens who take the law into their own hands. </li></ul><ul><li>Gold Mining Camps in California had no organized government. Therefore, vigilantes acted as police, judge, jury & sometimes executioner. </li></ul><ul><li>California would not form official governments until after it became a state in 1850. </li></ul>

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