2 Set Up Cornell notes on IN Pages Title: Manifest DestinyEssential 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 coastIt 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'SullivanDemocratEditor 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 Act1841Government of America passed an act that allowed people to purchase 160 acres of Plains land for a very small priceAct passed in 1862 divided 2.5 million acres of Plains land into sections or homesteads of 160 acresPeople could now claim 160 acres of landThe 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
9 US Territorial Expansion When?A - 13 Original Colonies1776From Where?Great BritainWhy?US declared independence from Great BritainA
10 US Territorial Expansion When?B - Western Lands1783From Where?Great BritainWhy?Part of results of Treaty of Paris (ended Revolutionary War)AB
11 US Territorial Expansion When?C - Louisiana Purchase1803From Where?FranceWhy?Napoleon needed $Jefferson wanted to buy New OrleansHe got all of this instead!ACB
12 US Territorial Expansion When?D - Florida1819From Where?SpainWhy?Andrew Jackson invadedSpain then sold it to us for $5 millionACBD
13 US Territorial Expansion When?E - Texas1845From Where?Republic of Texas (Independent Country)Why?Texas independent from Mexico in 1836Northerners feared it would become a slave stateFears finally overcome in 1944 Presidential electionACBED
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 Territory1846From Where?Great BritainWhy?Claimed by four countries (G. Britain, Russia, Spain, & US)Americans demanded “54° 40’ or fight!”Britain compromised 49° & US acceptedFACBED
16 US Territorial Expansion When?G - Mexican Cession1848From Where?MexicoWhy?Polk offers to buy G from Mexico & they refuseWar!US winsIn Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, US offers $15 million for GFACBGED
18 Manifest DestinySelect 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