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The belief the the U.S. not only had the divine (God-given) right, but that God meant for the U.S. to expand from coast to coast - from the Atlantic Ocean in the East to the Pacific in the West.
John O. Sullivan
Who coined the phrase "Manifest Destiny"?
New York newspaper editor
John O. Sullivan, coined the phrase "Manifest Destiny". He was a _______
Quote by John O. Sullivan
Our manifest destiny is to overspread the continent allotted by Providence for the free development of our yearly multiplying millions.
city on a hill
The phrase entered the American lexicon early in its history, in the Puritan John Winthrop's 1630 sermon "A Model of Christian Charity". Still aboard the ship Arbella, Winthrop admonished the future Massachusetts Bay colonists …
American Indians, Mexican War, and Texas
What 3 things should you keep in mind when explaining the US actions as they continue to conquer the continent
An important issue in the presidential election of 1844 was the
desire for Texas to become a part of the United States
James K. Polk, a democrat
Who won the Presidential Election of 1844?
James K Polk supported the _______ of Texas and the further expansion of the US
In _______, Congress voted to annex Texas.
Mexico became angry over US taking Texas into the union and they began arguing over the _______ between Texas and Mexico
When Mexico and the US argued over the boundary between Texas and Mexico, both sides sent _______ to the area.
General Zachary Taylor
Commander of the Army of Occupation on the Texas border. On President Polk's orders, he took the Army into the disputed territory between the Nueces and Rio Grnade Rivers and built a fort on…
In May, 1846, Mexican troops attack and kill 11 soldiers and capture _______ soldiers
May 13, 1846
On _______ Congress declares war on Mexico
a very controversial war.
The Mexican American War from 1846-1847 was
Out of 291 clerical deputies what approximate figure wanted change?
an extension of Manifest Destiny
Other American's thought the Mexican-American War was unnecessary as it was _______
the system in which Africans were to be treated as lifelong laborers, never to be set free like white indentured servants
Bear Flag Revolt
What was the nickname of John C Fremont?
General Zachary Taylor moved his forces into _______ and was becoming a very popular leader with the American people.
General Winfield Scott
Led the U.S. forces' march on Mexico City during the Mexican War. He took the city and ended the war.
In March 29, 1847, General Winfield Scott invaded Mexico in the port city of _______
Mexico City, Mexico
Once General Winfield Scott and his men landed in Veracruz, he marched his men over 200 miles across the desert to _______
On September 14, 1847, General Winfield Scott and his men _______ the enemy's CAPITAL CITY of Mexico City.
General Winfield Scott captured Mexico City
The first time in American History that the US Military captures an enemy's capital was when
The Historical Significance of the Mexican-American War is two-fold.
It trained many officers who will later fight in the Civil War and it caused more problems related to slavery
California, Nevada, Utah, parts of Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, and Wyoming
The Treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo was in February of 1848. It dealt with the Mexican Cessien and added which areas to the US?
over 500,000 square miles and increased the size of the US by 25%
The area north of the Rio Grande that was claimed by Texas became part of Texas. It was
US paid Mexico _______ for the territory in the Treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo.
The Gadsden Purchase was in December of
US Ambassador to Mexico
James Gadsden was the _______
A railroad extending from coast to coast. Completed in 1869 at Promontory, Utah, it linked the eastern railroad system with California's railroad system, revolutionizing transportation in the west.
southern parts of Arizona and New Mexico
Gadsden bought the _______ which created the modern day southern boundary of the US as they are today.
The Indian removal act
Law that forced American citizens west
Area Mormons moved to
Salt Lake City , Utah
Abolitionist & wrote the North Star
Southern cash crop
Cherokee March west
Trail of tears
Host to many gold rushes. Drafted a new constitution to apply for statehood and forbade slavery. Taylor accepted California which caused another controversy.
People who came to America because of the potato famine
What are people who fought to end slavery called?
The _______ ethnic group is Hutu.
keeping passions under control so they dont go against reason
Who helped the mentally ill
Treaty Guadalupe jilado
Treaty that ended the war
Seneca falls , Newyork
The first women's convention was where
3 famous men killed in Alamo
James K Polk
William Henry Harrison
Martin Van Buren
John Quincy Adams (1825-1829)
Wrote Moby Dick
poet who wrote Leaves of Grass and revolutionized American literature by linking the Romantic, Transcendental, and Realist movements
Elizabeth Caty Stanton
Painted American Birds
John James Audubon
Helped the blind
The first female graduate from medical school. She was part of the women's rights movement and helped educate women.
The manifest destiny
Tax on imports or exports
to add land to a counties territory
Wrote the legend of Sleepy Hollow
Helped the deaf
Harriet Beecher Stowe
author of "Uncle Tom's Cabin"
Practice giving government jobs to supporters