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AMERICA EXPANDS Manifest Destiny
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?
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? 1. Belief that white Americans had a God-given right to occupy the entire North American continent. 2. 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
So, How has our nation grown? 8
9 US Territorial Expansion A When? From Where? Why? 1776 Great Britain US declared independence from Great Britain A - 13 Original Colonies
10 US Territorial Expansion A When? From Where? Why? 1783 Great Britain Part of results of Treaty of Paris (ended Revolutionary War) B B - Western Lands
11 US Territorial Expansion A When? From Where? Why? 1803 France Napoleon needed $ Jefferson wanted to buy New Orleans He got all of this instead! B C - Louisiana Purchase C
12 US Territorial Expansion A When? From Where? Why? 1819 Spain Andrew Jackson invaded Spain then sold it to us for $5 million B D - Florida D C
13 US Territorial Expansion A When? From Where? Why? 1845 Republic of Texas (Independent Country) Texas independent from Mexico in 1836 Northerners feared it would become a slave state Fears finally overcome in 1944 Presidential election B E - Texas D C E
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 A When? From Where? Why? 1846 Great Britain Claimed by four countries (G. Britain, Russia, Spain, & US) Americans demanded “54 ° 40’ or fight!” Britain compromised 49 ° & US accepted B F - Oregon Territory D C E F
16 US Territorial Expansion A When? From Where? Why? 1848 Mexico Polk offers to buy G from Mexico & they refuse War! US wins In Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, US offers $15 million for G B G - Mexican Cession D C E F G
“American Progress” by John Gast, 1872
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