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Manifest Destiny Experience

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  • Experiencing Manifest Destiny (belief that expansion is good for the country and the right of the country)
  • As we go through the powerpoint – 1. Glue the territory in your I.N. 2. Label the territory. 3. In a sentence or two explain how the U.S. obtained the territory.
  • The U.S. In 1783
    • Group 1 claims Atlantic Coast
    • Why did you settle where you did?
    • Why do you think you are allowed to claim land only along the Atlantic Coast?
  • Answer:
    • Colonists needed to be near water and trade routes.
    • You can only claim land on the Atlantic Coast because you represent the settlers in the original 13 colonies.
  • The U.S in 1783
    • As a result of defeating the British in the Revolutionary War, the U.S. Obtained new territory between the Appalachian Mountains and the Mississippi.
    • Settlers who could not find land soon moved into this region.
  • The U.S. in 1783
    • Group 2 claims U.S. In 1783
    • Why did you settle where you did?
    • What do you think should be done with the territories west of where you have settled?
  • Louisiana Purchase 1803
    • In 1803 President Jefferson purchased the Louisiana Territory from the French leader Napoleon for 15 million.
    • The Louisiana Purchase more than doubled the size of the U.S.
  • Louisiana Purchase 1803
    • In the Lewis and Clark Expedition, Meriweather Lewis and William Clark explored the Louisiana Purchase from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean.
  • Louisiana Purchase 1803
    • Make out a check to France for 15 million.
    • Glue it into your I.N.
  • Louisiana Territory
    • Group three claims Louisiana.
    • Why did you settle where you did?
    • What do you think should be done with the territories west of where you have settled?
  • Florida Acquisition 1819
    • Americans in Georgia were angry about Seminole attacks on their settlements.
    • They blamed the Spanish who had claimed Florida.
    • They were also angry their slaves were escaping to Florida.
    • They expected Pres. Monroe to solve these problems.
  • Florida Acquisition 1819
    • Groups 1,2, and 3
    • Should the U.S......
    • a. Have U.S. Troops defend the border between Georgia and florida.
    • b. Send U.S. Troops into Florida after the Seminole.
    • c. Negotiate with the Spanish to see if they will sell Florida to the U.S.
  • What happened???????
  • Florida Acquisition 1819
    • General Andrew Jackson marched to Florida to put an end to Seminole raids.
    • He attacked the Spanish Capitol.
    • Through a treaty the Spanish agreed to give up their claim to Florida.
    • In exchange, the U.S. Agreed to pay the 5 million in claims Georgians had made against Spain for border raids.
  • Florida Acquisition 1819
    • Make out a check from James Monroe to Georgian settlers for five million to compensate them for the border raids.
    • Glue the check into your I.N.
  • Florida Acquisition
    • Group 4 claims Florida.
    • Why did you settle where you did?
    • What do you think should be done with the territories west of where you have settled?
  • Texas Annexation 1845
    • During the 1820's, many Americans began moving to Texas
    • Texas was controlled by Mexico.
    • In 1836 Texas won its independence in a war with Mexico and became an independent republic .
    • Many Americans (South) thought that Texas should become part of the U.S.
    • Others (North) worried it would cause problems between the U.S. and Mexico.
  • Annexation In this case annexation means to add a smaller territory to a larger territory.
  • Texas Annexation 1845
    • In 1845 President John Taylor decided he must act.
    • John Taylor was the 10 th President of the U.S.
  • What should Pres. Tyler do? a. Ask Congress to approve annexing Texas b. Help Mexico regain control of Texas c. Ignore the request to make Texas part of the U.S.
  • Texas Annexation 1845
    • Due to popular support to add Texas to the U.S.,President Tyler asked Congress to vote .
    • Congress quickly approved.
    • Texans voted to join the U.S.
  • Texas Annexation 1845
    • Group 5 claims land in Texas.
    • Why did you settle where you did?
    • What do you think should be done with the territories west of where you have settled?
  • Acquisition of Oregon Country 1845
    • The U.S. And Great Britain disagreed over who controlled Oregon Country.
    • Settlers from both countries were living in Oregon but most were Americans.
  • Acquisition of Oregon Country 1845
    • Americans pressured Pres. James Polk to annex Oregon Country.
    • Polk was the 11 th president of the U.S.
  • What should Pres. Polk do? a. Send soldiers to Oregon Country so that the territory can be annexed. b. Divide Oregon Country between Britain and the U.S. c. Sell Oregon Country to the U.S. For $15 million.
  • Acquisition of Oregon Country 1846
    • Polk offered to divide the territory with Britain in a treaty.
    • The 2 countries agreed that the 49 th parallel would be the boundary.
  • Acquisition of Oregon Country 1846
    • Group 6 claims land in Oregon Country.
    • Why did you settle where you did?
    • What do you think should be done with the territories south of where you live?
  • Mexican Cession and Gadsden Purchase 1848 and 1853 (California)
    • Since Texas became independent from Mexico in 1836, there was conflict between the U.S. And Mexico about the boundary.
    • Mexico insisted the border was at the Nueces River.
    • Texans insisted the border was 150 miles south along the Rio Grande.
    • Once again, Americans expected Pres. Polk to promote westward expansion.
  • What should President Polk do? a. Negotiate with Mexico to establish a new southern border for Texas. b. Offer to buy the area between the Nueces River and the Rio Grande from Mexico. c. Send troops into Texas to maintain the border along the Rio Grande.
  • Mexican Cession and Gadsden Purchase 1848 and 1853 (California)
    • In 1846 Polk sent troops to the Rio Grande.
    • War broke out !!
    • After 2 years of war, the U.S. Captured Mexico City and won the war.
  • Mexican Cession and Gadsden Purchase 1848 and 1853 (California)
    • I n the peace treaty, Mexico recognized the Rio Grande as the southern border of Texas.
    • The U.S. paid Mexico $15 million.
    • 5 years later the U.S. Paid $10 million to Mexico for the Gadsden Purchase.
  • Four students leave the floor – you were casualties of the Mexican-American War
  • Mexican Cession and Gadsden Purchase 1848 and 1853 (California)
    • Prepare a check from President Polk to Mexico for the Mexican Cession and Gadsden Purchase.
    • All groups claim land in the Mexican Cession and Gadsden Purchase.