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“Our Manifest Destiny is to overspread the continent allotted by Providence for the free development of our yearly multiplying millions” --John L. O’Sullivan.

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2 “Our Manifest Destiny is to overspread the continent allotted by Providence for the free development of our yearly multiplying millions” --John L. O’Sullivan President most associated with Manifest Destiny is James K. Polk Polk’s Program (COIL) *California *Oregon *Independent Treasury *Lower Tariff

3 Harrison was a Whig candidate Whigs were the major party against Andrew Jackson Elected in 1840 John Tyler was his Vice President Campaign slogan was “Old Tippecanoe and Tyler too” Also ran a “Log Cabins and Hard Cider” campaign Gave longest inaugural address in history in the rain Caught pneumonia and died a month later Oldest man to become president until Ronald Reagan

4 John Tyler had recently switch parties (Democrat to Whig) 1 st “Accidental” President Disagreed with Whig Party, vetoed things his party stood for, and Whigs kicked him out of the party His whole cabinet resigned, except Daniel Webster

5 Fight between lumberjacks of Canada and lumberjacks of America over the boundary of Maine DANIEL WEBSTER is our negotiator, England’s negotiator is Lord Ashburton Webster and Ashburton will both find maps showing that the other side owned the land THE WEBSTER-ASHBURTON TREATY THE WEBSTER-ASHBURTON TREATY of set the boundary of Maine AND the US also got the “priceless” Mesabi Iron Ore range in Minnesota

6 1 ST Darkhorse candidate Nicknamed ‘The Great Expansionists” or “Young Hickory” Strong believer in Manifest Destiny Polks program (COIL) Will involve US in a war with Mexico

7 Texas got its independence from Mexico in 1836 Became an independent nation known as the Lonestar Republic First President of Lonestar Republic was SAM HOUSTON Mexico refused to recognize Texas independence and threatened war if US should try annexation Texas statehood became the major issue of the election of 1844 b/c of issue of slavery Texas officially became the 28 th state in 1845 Brought in by President Tyler

8 Dispute over boundary of Oregon between England and US Oregon part of Manifest Destiny 54’ 40’ or Fight--slogan for US wanting ALL of Oregon territory Treaty of signed with Canada over Oregon Territory --Canadian border at 49 th parallel --Retain right to fish --10 year joint occupation of Oregon Dispute finally settled in 1846

9 Polk wanted California and more of Texas and looked for a reason for war with Mexico Americans said border of Texas was Rio Grande Mexicans said border of Texas was Nueces River Polk sent John Slidell to Mexico to offer maximum of $25 million for California. Mexico wouldn’t even listen tohim!! Polk sent Gen. Zachary Taylor past the recognized border to wait for a clash…it came

10 Also known as “Mr. Polk’s War” Lincoln had questions about the war Introduced the Spot Resolutions which wanted to know the exact spot Americans were shot at MAJOR BATTLES AND LEADERS SANTA FE--Stephen Kearney BUENA VISTA--Zachary Taylor “Old Rough and Ready” VERA CRUZ--Winfield Scott MEXICO CITY--Winfield Scott NICHOLAS TRIST--negotiated a treaty to end Mexican War Conditions? 1.Got California and all land east down to Rio Grande 2.Paid them $15 million


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