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Manifest destiny

  1. 1. Susan M. Pojer Horace Greeley H. S. Chappaqua, NY Susan M. Pojer Horace Greeley H. S. Chappaqua, NY
  2. 2. Trends in AntebellumTrends in Antebellum America: 1810-1860America: 1810-1860 1. New intellectual and religious movements. 2. Social reforms. 3. Beginnings of the Industrial Revolution in America. 4. Re-emergence of a second party system and more political democratization. 5. Increase in federal power  Marshall Ct. decisions.
  3. 3. ““Manifest Destiny”Manifest Destiny”  First coined by newspaper editor, John O’Sullivan in 1845.  ".... the right of our manifest destiny to over spread and to possess the whole of the continent which Providence has given us for the development of the great experiment of liberty and federaltive development of self-government entrusted to us. It is right such as that of the tree to the  A myth of the West as a land of romance and adventure
  4. 4. ““American Progress” byAmerican Progress” by John Gast, 1872John Gast, 1872
  5. 5. The Pony ExpressThe Pony Express  Between April, 1860 and Nov., 1861.  Delivered news and mail between St. Louis, MO and San Francisco, CA.  Took 10 days.
  6. 6. Aroostook “War,” 1839Aroostook “War,” 1839  The only war ever declared by a state.  Between the Canadian region of New Brunswick and the state of Maine.  Cause: The expulsion of Canadian lumberjacks in the disputed area of Aroostook by Maine officials.  Congress called up 50,000 men and voted for $10,000,000 to pay for the “war.”
  7. 7. Maine BoundaryMaine Boundary Settlement, 1842Settlement, 1842
  8. 8. Texas Declaration ofTexas Declaration of IndependenceIndependence
  9. 9. Key Figures in TexasKey Figures in Texas Independence,Independence, 18361836 Sam Houston (1793-1863) Steven Austin (1793-1836)
  10. 10. The Republic of TexasThe Republic of Texas
  11. 11. Remember the Alamo!Remember the Alamo!
  12. 12. Davey Crockett’s LastDavey Crockett’s Last StandStand
  13. 13. The Battle of the AlamoThe Battle of the Alamo General Antonio Lpez de Santa Anna Recaptures the Alamo
  14. 14. Overland Immigration toOverland Immigration to the Westthe West  Between 1840 and 1860, more than 250,000 people made the trek westward.
  15. 15. The Oregon TrailThe Oregon Trail – Albert– Albert Bierstadt, 1869Bierstadt, 1869
  16. 16. Trails WestwardTrails Westward
  17. 17. The Doomed Donner PartyThe Doomed Donner Party April, 1846 – April, 1847
  18. 18. The Doomed DonnerThe Doomed Donner PartyParty James Reed & Wife Margaret Patrick John Breen Breen Breen  Of the 83 members of the Donner Party, only 45 survived to get to California! CANNIBALIS M ! !
  19. 19. The Oregon Dispute:The Oregon Dispute: 54’54’ 40º or Fight!40º or Fight!  By the mid- 1840s, “Oregon Fever” was spurred on by the promise of free land.  The joint British-U. S. occupation ended in 1846.
  20. 20. The Bear Flag RepublicThe Bear Flag Republic John C. Frémont The Revolt  June 14, 1845
  21. 21. The Slidell Mission:The Slidell Mission: Nov.,Nov., 18451845  Mexican recognition of the Rio Grande River as the TX- US border.  US would forgive American citizens’ claims against the Mexican govt.  US would purchase the New Mexico John Slidell
  22. 22. Wilmot Proviso, 1846Wilmot Proviso, 1846 Provided, territory from that, as an express and fundamental condition to the acquisition of any the Republic of Mexico by the United States, by virtue of any treaty which may be negotiated between them, and to the use by the Congr. David Wilmot (D-PA)
  23. 23. The Mexican WarThe Mexican War (1846-(1846- 1848)1848)
  24. 24. General Zachary TaylorGeneral Zachary Taylor at Palo Altoat Palo Alto “Old Rough and
  25. 25. The Bombardment ofThe Bombardment of Vera CruzVera Cruz
  26. 26. General Scott EntersGeneral Scott Enters Mexico CityMexico City “Old Fuss and
  27. 27. Treaty of Guadalupe-Treaty of Guadalupe- Hidalgo, 1848Hidalgo, 1848 Nicholas Trist, American Negotiator
  28. 28. Treaty of Guadalupe-Treaty of Guadalupe- Hidalgo, 1848Hidalgo, 1848  Mexico gave up claims to Texas above the Rio Grande River.  Mexico gave the U. S. California and New Mexico.  U. S. gave Mexico $15,000,000 and agreed to pay the claims of American citizens The Treaty was basically forced on Mexico!
  29. 29. Results of the MexicanResults of the Mexican War?War?1. The 17-month war cost $100,000,000 and 13,000+ American lives (mostly of disease). 2. New territories were brought into the Union which forced the explosive issue of SLAVERY to the center of national politics. * Brought in 1 million sq. mi. of land (incl. TX) 3. These new territories would upset the balance of power between North and South.
  30. 30. Free Soil PartyFree Soil Party Free Soil! Free Speech! Free Labor! Free Men!  “Barnburners” – discontented northern Democrats.  Anti-slave members of the Liberty and Whig Parties.  Opposition to the extension of slavery WHY ?
  31. 31. The 1848 PresidentialThe 1848 Presidential Election ResultsElection Results √
  32. 32. The Mexican CessionThe Mexican Cession
  33. 33. GOLD!GOLD! At Sutter’s Mill,At Sutter’s Mill, 18481848 John A. Sutter
  34. 34. California Gold Rush,California Gold Rush, 18491849 49er’s
  35. 35. Two Views of San Francisco,Two Views of San Francisco, Early 1850sEarly 1850s  By 1860, almost 300,000 people had traveled the Oregon & California
  36. 36. Territorial Growth to 1853Territorial Growth to 1853
  37. 37. Westward the Course ofWestward the Course of EmpireEmpire Emmanuel Leutze, 1860Emmanuel Leutze, 1860
  38. 38. Expansionist Young America inExpansionist Young America in the 1850sthe 1850s America’s Attempted Raids into Latin America

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