Day 3 Group CBy: Caroline Coyle, Geena Romero, and Kate Stock
Question:“Although Americans perceived ManifestDestiny as a benevolent movement, it wasin fact an aggressive imperialism p...
Thesis Statements:Non-validating Thesis:Manifest Destiny wasaggressive in nature, but thisposition for expansion was anece...
Validating- Manifest Destiny=Belief that the Almighty God   had destined the people to control the   hemisphere.- Politica...
Validating continued…- The Acquisition of California (on the main agenda of  President Polk) - Americans wanted to gain th...
Validating continued…       - The Reannexation of Texas- The people of          Texas had traveled to this area between   ...
Validating continued…- Many Native American populations in the mid-west were  uprooted and forced to leave their homes.- I...
Non-Validating- The Reannexation of Texas was justified  by the U.S. as the U.S. fighting for the  Texan people (formerly ...
Non-Validating continued…- The Monroe Doctrine was turned to  by the U.S. government and  President to keep Eastern  Hemis...
Non-Validating continued…- The Monroe Doctrine was turned to  by the U.S. government and  President to keep Eastern  Hemis...
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Day 3 c_Manifest Destiny

  1. 1. Day 3 Group CBy: Caroline Coyle, Geena Romero, and Kate Stock
  2. 2. Question:“Although Americans perceived ManifestDestiny as a benevolent movement, it wasin fact an aggressive imperialism pursuedat the expense of others”. Assess thevalidity of this statement with specificreference to American expansionism inthe 1840s.
  3. 3. Thesis Statements:Non-validating Thesis:Manifest Destiny wasaggressive in nature, but thisposition for expansion was anecessary attitude forcongressmen and citizensalike, seeking territorial,financial, and social gain in theUnited States during the1840s. Validating Thesis: During the 1840s, Manifest Destiny was presented as a positive “benevolent movement,” though in reality, it promoted cultural superiority, aggressive foreign policy, and extended the already existing sectional crisis.
  4. 4. Validating- Manifest Destiny=Belief that the Almighty God had destined the people to control the hemisphere.- Political leaders were willing to do anything in their power to fulfill the “destiny” that America was to govern from sea to sea.- The Reannexation of Texas and the Reoccupation of Oregon were key topics in the 1844 Campaign between James K. Polk and Henry Clay.- The Reoccupation of Oregon- The Whig log- cabinites would aggressively shout “All of Oregon or None”. Polk and Britain were discussing the 49th parallel as a compromise point which the Senate then approved. The angry Americans continued to shout, “Why all Texas but not all Oregon?” (The parallel was originally at the 54th parallel.)
  5. 5. Validating continued…- The Acquisition of California (on the main agenda of President Polk) - Americans wanted to gain the land of San Francisco which was home to a major port. They said it would open the U.S. to the rest of the world. The U.S. would be snatching land from the Mexicans who they were already quarreling with over Texas.- The U.S. people used the Monroe Doctrine as a reason that Britain should not be allowed to own land in the western hemisphere. Though they were trying to control other groups of people’s land as well.
  6. 6. Validating continued… - The Reannexation of Texas- The people of Texas had traveled to this area between America and Mexico to be free to own slaves and have their own country (a failure). Once they were put under the Mexican rule and not allowed to let in more people and slaves, they began to rebel. They would fight and also say their land stretched down to the Rio Grande when it was already established only to the Nueces River as agreed. The Texans hoped to join the United States. The slave holders advocated for the people while the North was unsure which was one of the many feuds that would lead to the Civil War less than twenty years later.
  7. 7. Validating continued…- Many Native American populations in the mid-west were uprooted and forced to leave their homes.- In the late 1840s American imperialism in the southwest led to the Mexican-American War. The Treaty of Guadalupe was the peace treaty which ended the war. Within the treaty the U.S. had to pay a few million dollars, but also gained California and the area which would hold Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada, Utah, the Texas area to the Rio Grande, and parts of Wyoming.- With the need for balance between the free and slave states the issue of slavery spread.
  8. 8. Non-Validating- The Reannexation of Texas was justified by the U.S. as the U.S. fighting for the Texan people (formerly of America) who no longer wished to be under the oppressive rule of Mexico.
  9. 9. Non-Validating continued…- The Monroe Doctrine was turned to by the U.S. government and President to keep Eastern Hemisphere powers from ruling another independent people. The U.S. was simply protecting the Western Hemisphere’s countries’ people and government.- Used specifically in the negotiation of Oregon and the Acquisition of California after rumors of Britain panning on making on offer for the land destined to belong to the U.S.
  10. 10. Non-Validating continued…- The Monroe Doctrine was turned to by the U.S. government and President to keep Eastern Hemisphere powers from ruling another independent people. The U.S. was simply protecting the Western Hemisphere’s countries’ people and government.- Used specifically in the negotiation of Oregon and the Acquisition of California after rumors of Britain panning on making on offer for the land destined to belong to the U.S.

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