Your SlideShare is downloading. ×
His 121 chapter 14 manifest destiny
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in...5

Thanks for flagging this SlideShare!

Oops! An error has occurred.

Saving this for later? Get the SlideShare app to save on your phone or tablet. Read anywhere, anytime – even offline.
Text the download link to your phone
Standard text messaging rates apply

His 121 chapter 14 manifest destiny


Published on

Published in: Education, News & Politics
1 Like
  • Be the first to comment

No Downloads
Total Views
On Slideshare
From Embeds
Number of Embeds
Embeds 0
No embeds

Report content
Flagged as inappropriate Flag as inappropriate
Flag as inappropriate

Select your reason for flagging this presentation as inappropriate.

No notes for slide


  • 1. MANIFEST DESTINYChapter 14
  • 2. WILLIAM HENRY HARRISON9th PresidentFirst President to die in officeJohn Tyler: Vice PresidentVirginia planter and slave-ownerJeffersonian Democratstrict constructionopposed economic nationalismbroke with Jackson over nullificationadded to Whig ticket to obtain votes in South with no expectation ofpolitical power
  • 3. JOHN TYLERFollowing death of Harrison a Constitutional crisis oversuccessionTyler immediately moved into White HouseTook oath of officeassumed Presidential powersTyler opposed Whig platformmost of Harrison’s cabinet resignedDubbed “His Accidency”Kicked out of Whig Party
  • 4. JAMES K. POLKPresident from 1844-1849Threatened war with Britain over territory inCanadaMexican WarSecured passage of Walker tariff (low ratepleased South)Polk’s treasury system lasted till 1913
  • 5. NATIONALISM NATIONALISM AND WESTWARD EXPANSION: DOMINANT ISSUES IN THE1840’S. Boundaries with Canada: finally settled Mexican War and Westward Expansion California Originally settled by Spanish in 1769 to thwart invasion threat by Russians whoestablished trading post off the coast of Oregon Catholic Missionaries and Missions Franciscans Mission building served as Church, fortress and barracks for Spanish soldiers Native Americans forced labor
  • 6. WESTWARD MIGRATION God ordained the West to be a part of the United States Portrayed as an empty land even though populated by NativeAmericans and Latinos Oregon fever Promise of cheap, empty, fertile land Overland trails Physical hardships
  • 7. WESTWARD MIGRATION Texas Republic 1821 Mexico gains independence from Spain Southern Migration to Texas Grow cotton and rice in Texas Took slaves with them Avoid Bankruptcy Mexican government Opposed slavery Forbade further migration in 1836 American immigrants Declared Texas Independence in 1836
  • 8. WESTWARD MIGRATION Remember the Alamo Texas Independence became a popular cause after the Alamo Battle of San Jacinto: Mexican government recognized TexasIndependence Texans clamored for annexation Northern Abolitionists opposed adding another slave state to union Texas was independent for almost a decade
  • 9. WESTWARD MIGRATION Mexican War Joint resolution of Congress in 1845 annexed Texas to United States James K. Polk sought to acquire California, New Mexico and Texasthrough negotiations Stand off along Rio Grande American Army insulted Mexican soldiers Mexican Army crossed Rio Grande and U.S declared war
  • 10. WESTWARD MIGRATION Results of Mexican War 1848: Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo Mexico ceded California, New Mexico to U.S. and gave up claims to allland North of Rio Grande Vast new territory incited fierce debate over slavery in the new territories Legacy of Westward Expansion