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1 Manifest Destiny America Expands

2 Set Up Cornell notes on IN Pages
Title: Manifest Destiny Essential Question: How did Manifest Destiny lead to the development of the Western United States?

3 What is “Manifest Destiny?”
Belief that the US should expand its territory from coast to coast It was “Obvious” that the United States should expand its territory.

4 Understanding Manifest Destiny
"(It is) ..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" -John O'Sullivan Democrat Editor of 'The Morning Post'

5 What is Manifest Destiny?
Belief that white Americans had a God-given right to occupy the entire North American continent. Any act of colonization and settlement at the expense of another race can be said to be an expression of Manifest Destiny.

6 Manifest Destiny in 1840s America
Once the concept had been given the name 'Manifest Destiny' it became widely used, appearing in newspapers, debates, paintings and advertisements. It became the leading light for westward expansion

7 The Homestead Act 1841 Government of America passed an act that allowed people to purchase 160 acres of Plains land for a very small price Act passed in 1862 divided 2.5 million acres of Plains land into sections or homesteads of 160 acres People could now claim 160 acres of land The only requirement on their part was that they paid a small administration charge and built a house and lived on the land for at least 5 years

8 So, How has our nation grown?

9 US Territorial Expansion
When? A - 13 Original Colonies 1776 From Where? Great Britain Why? US declared independence from Great Britain A

10 US Territorial Expansion
When? B - Western Lands 1783 From Where? Great Britain Why? Part of results of Treaty of Paris (ended Revolutionary War) A B

11 US Territorial Expansion
When? C - Louisiana Purchase 1803 From Where? France Why? Napoleon needed $ Jefferson wanted to buy New Orleans He got all of this instead! A C B

12 US Territorial Expansion
When? D - Florida 1819 From Where? Spain Why? Andrew Jackson invaded Spain then sold it to us for $5 million A C B D

13 US Territorial Expansion
When? E - Texas 1845 From Where? Republic of Texas (Independent Country) Why? Texas independent from Mexico in 1836 Northerners feared it would become a slave state Fears finally overcome in 1944 Presidential election A C B E D

14 Warm-Up (IN Page 131 TOP) What is Manifest Destiny?
Manifest Destiny is… Who came up with the term Manifest Destiny? ______ came up with the term Manifest Destiny. Describe the Homestead Act. The Homestead Act was…

15 US Territorial Expansion
When? F - Oregon Territory 1846 From Where? Great Britain Why? Claimed by four countries (G. Britain, Russia, Spain, & US) Americans demanded “54° 40’ or fight!” Britain compromised 49° & US accepted F A C B E D

16 US Territorial Expansion
When? G - Mexican Cession 1848 From Where? Mexico Why? Polk offers to buy G from Mexico & they refuse War! US wins In Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, US offers $15 million for G F A C B G E D

17 “American Progress” by John Gast, 1872

18 Manifest Destiny Select six characters from the drawing below (you may include animals), and create speech or thought bubbles for each one. In each bubble, write one or two sentences describing the character’s thoughts of feelings. Within each bubble, use one of the terms listed below. If necessary, write your sentences as captions in the space around the drawing. Color the drawing to make it look like the actual painting. Words to use: destroy, growth, justified, Manifest Destiny, native people, other countries, progress, territorial acquisition, United States

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