Manifest Destiny

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Manifest Destiny

  1. 1. Manifest Destiny US History McIntyre Map of United States Circa 1830
  2. 2. 2 What is Manifest Destiny? American Progress Color Lithograph by George A. Crofutt and John Gast
  3. 3. 3 What is “Manifest Destiny” •Belief that the US should expand its territory from coast to coast
  4. 4. 4 US Territorial Expansion A When? From Where? Why? •1776 •Great Britain •US declared independence from Great Britain A - 13 Original Colonies
  5. 5. 5 US Territorial Expansion A When? From Where? Why? •1783 •Great Britain •Part of results of Treaty of Paris (ended Revolutionary War) B B - Western Lands
  6. 6. 6 US Territorial Expansion A When? From Where? Why? •1803 •France •Napoleon needed $ •Jefferson wanted to buy New Orleans •He got all of this instead! B C - Louisiana Purchase C
  7. 7. 7 US Territorial Expansion A When? From Where? Why? •1819 •Spain •Andrew Jackson invaded •Spain then sold it to us for $5 million B D - Florida D C
  8. 8. 8 Thinking Question (don’t write this down!! Just think!) Why weren’t Americans happy with the size of their country at this point in their history?
  9. 9. 9 Mr. Manifest Destiny James K. Polk •Elected President in 1844 •Added more territory to the US (by any means) than any other President •Died 103 days after his single term ended
  10. 10. 10 US Territorial Expansion A When? From Where? Why? •1845 •Republic of Texas (Independent Country) •Texas independent from Mexico in 1836 •Northerners feared it would become a slave state •Fears finally overcome in 1844 Presidential election B E - Texas D C E
  11. 11. 11 US Territorial Expansion A When? From Where? Why? •1846 •Great Britain •Claimed by four countries (G. Britain, Russia, Spain, & US) •Americans demanded “54° 40’ or fight!” •Britain compromised 49° & US accepted B F - Oregon Territory D C E F
  12. 12. 12 US Territorial Expansion A When? From Where? Why? •1848 •Mexico •Polk offers to buy G from Mexico & they refuse •War! •US wins •In Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, US offers $15 million for G B G - Mexican Cession D C E F G

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