15 manifest destiny texan revolution (11)

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15 manifest destiny texan revolution (11)

  1. 1. Manifest Destiny The Texan Revolution
  2. 2. Manifest Destiny <ul><li>It’s our right to spread across N. America </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Given by God </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Justification? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Spread Democracy and Freedom </li></ul></ul>
  3. 6. Texas <ul><li>Americans had emigrated to Texas </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Southerners mostly </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>20,000 by 1830 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Agreed to follow Mexican laws </li></ul><ul><ul><li>No slavery </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Become Roman Catholic </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Become Mexican Citizens </li></ul></ul>
  4. 7. Texas <ul><li>Refused to follow Mexican laws </li></ul><ul><li>Manifest Destiny </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Settlers fully expected to be part of the US eventually </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fighting ensued </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Alamo </li></ul></ul></ul>
  5. 9. Texas <ul><li>Alamo (1836) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>All Texans are killed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Davy Crockett </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Sam Bowie </li></ul></ul></ul>
  6. 10. Texas <ul><li>Texans eventually win independence (1836) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sam Houston becomes President </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Texas applies for Statehood </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Denied </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Why? </li></ul></ul>
  7. 11. Election of 1840 <ul><li>Democrats </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Van Buren </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Whigs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>William Henry Harrison </li></ul></ul>
  8. 12. Harrison
  9. 14. Death <ul><li>Harrison </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Inauguration Address in the rain </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Catches Cold </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Pneumonia </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Dies one month later </li></ul></ul></ul>
  10. 15. Death of Harrison
  11. 16. Succession <ul><li>VP? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tyler (former Democrat) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>First to become Pres upon death of Pres </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>“ His Accidency” </li></ul></ul></ul>
  12. 17. Texas <ul><li>Pres. Tyler </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Difficult Presidency </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Acted like a Democrat </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>No one trusted him </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Annex Texas? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Yes (Win next election?) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Balance of Power? </li></ul></ul>
  13. 18. Election of 1844 <ul><li>Whigs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hate Tyler </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Refuse to re-nominate him </li></ul></ul>
  14. 19. Election of 1844 <ul><li>Whigs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Split between North and South </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>South - H. Clay </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>North - James Birney (Liberty Party) </li></ul></ul>
  15. 20. Election of 1844 <ul><li>Democrats </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Chose James K. Polk </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Dark Horse” Candidate </li></ul></ul>
  16. 21. Election of 1844 <ul><li>Main Issue </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Annexation of Texas </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Who won? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Polk </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Whigs were split </li></ul></ul></ul>
  17. 22. Campaign Flag
  18. 23. Election of 1844

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