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Western Expansion, Manifest Destiny, and the Mexican-American War

The issue behind Texas annexation was slavery. According to the Missouri Compromise of 1820, Texas should have been able to come in as a slave state since it was south of Missouri; however, since...

Latest answer posted November 21, 2017 11:42 am UTC

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Western Expansion, Manifest Destiny, and the Mexican-American War

Both movements were seeking economic expansion, pursuing the obvious opportunities in the west and the New World, although Manifest Destiny was a more vague social notion, held loosely by...

Latest answer posted September 5, 2011 6:25 am UTC

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Western Expansion, Manifest Destiny, and the Mexican-American War

There were several reasons why Americans went to Oregon in the early 1800s. There were two periods of time when Americans went to Oregon. Some Americans went to Oregon in the very early 1800s...

Latest answer posted November 10, 2017 2:03 am UTC

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Western Expansion, Manifest Destiny, and the Mexican-American War

When looking at the reasons for people moving out West, we also need to bear in mind the conditions of the major cities back East. The United States experienced a rapid period of urbanization...

Latest answer posted January 20, 2018 4:02 pm UTC

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Western Expansion, Manifest Destiny, and the Mexican-American War

Manifest Destiny is an expression that first appeared in an 1845 Democratic Review editorial to describe the drive toward obtaining land in order to expand the boundaries of United States...

Latest answer posted July 1, 2019 12:32 pm UTC

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Western Expansion, Manifest Destiny, and the Mexican-American War

Manifest Destiny was the philosophy or belief that God had ordained Americans, specifically white Americans, to spread across the entire continent of North America, bringing with them capitalism...

Latest answer posted January 7, 2020 5:14 pm UTC

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Western Expansion, Manifest Destiny, and the Mexican-American War

The consequences for the United States as a result of the war with Mexico were significant. The war resolved an issue regarding Texas and Mexico and helped us achieve our goals of the ideas...

Latest answer posted December 7, 2015 3:47 am UTC

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Western Expansion, Manifest Destiny, and the Mexican-American War

There were many problems farmers faced when they went to settle on the Great Plains. One of the problems was the land. The soil was much more difficult to farm in the Great Plains. Regular plows...

Latest answer posted October 17, 2015 12:23 pm UTC

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Western Expansion, Manifest Destiny, and the Mexican-American War

Westward expansion profoundly changed American society. As the nation grew, more people looked west in order to obtain cheaper land. Once there, they developed communities with stores and...

Latest answer posted November 16, 2017 5:38 pm UTC

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Western Expansion, Manifest Destiny, and the Mexican-American War

Texans wanted independence from Mexico because of Mexico's abolition of slavery, increase in tariffs, and the rise of Santa Anna. Texas, being Mexican territory, was subject to Mexican laws and...

Latest answer posted March 29, 2019 1:13 pm UTC

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Western Expansion, Manifest Destiny, and the Mexican-American War

Land prices in the East were getting too expensive, and the West (Great Plains) offered an opportunity for more people to own land. Although the area suffered from extreme weather and poor soils,...

Latest answer posted September 1, 2017 8:29 am UTC

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Western Expansion, Manifest Destiny, and the Mexican-American War

The U.S. expanded its territory largely through military conquest. Even purchases from other European powers, such as the Louisiana Purchase and Alaska, were done at the expense of indigenous...

Latest answer posted January 6, 2018 1:02 pm UTC

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Western Expansion, Manifest Destiny, and the Mexican-American War

Oregon Country, roughly composed of the present-day states of Washington, Oregon, and Idaho, was jointly occupied from 1818 by the United States and Britain. This settlement of the legal status of...

Latest answer posted April 25, 2019 6:59 am UTC

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Western Expansion, Manifest Destiny, and the Mexican-American War

It is possible to make a case that a large number of Americans remained physically unaffected by Westward Expansion. They had neither the desire or resources to move west, nor did the expansion...

Latest answer posted September 24, 2019 2:50 pm UTC

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Western Expansion, Manifest Destiny, and the Mexican-American War

The Erie Canal had many positive effects. It opened up trade in the Midwest, as farmers now had a cheaper way to get their goods to markets. The canal put many people to work, most notably Irish...

Latest answer posted April 2, 2019 12:21 pm UTC

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Western Expansion, Manifest Destiny, and the Mexican-American War

The Mexican War definitely promoted the U.S.'s interests. The acquired territory was quite rich and was just waiting for people to exploit those riches. Within one year after the end of the war...

Latest answer posted November 19, 2017 7:01 pm UTC

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Western Expansion, Manifest Destiny, and the Mexican-American War

There are no specific answers to this question. What you need to do is to think about which of these “characters” would be in favor of American expansion and which would have been opposed to it....

Latest answer posted May 30, 2015 11:07 pm UTC

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Western Expansion, Manifest Destiny, and the Mexican-American War

Manifest Destiny, the mid-nineteenth century expansionist movement, was instrumental in shaping the United States and in enabling it to reach its geographical potential and diversity. Had Manifest...

Latest answer posted November 24, 2019 8:43 pm UTC

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Western Expansion, Manifest Destiny, and the Mexican-American War

Canals are man-made waterways. The Erie Canal was built to connect the waters of Lake Erie in the west and the Hudson River in the east. Proposals for its construction were aimed at improving...

Latest answer posted November 10, 2017 4:27 pm UTC

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Western Expansion, Manifest Destiny, and the Mexican-American War

Manifest Destiny played a huge role in American foreign policy. It led to treaty negotiations with Britain over the ownership of the Oregon Territory. Manifest Destiny also led the United States to...

Latest answer posted February 16, 2020 5:55 pm UTC

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Western Expansion, Manifest Destiny, and the Mexican-American War

This is an impossible question to answer. Since the beginning of humankind, one tribe has invaded another tribe's land and taken it over by force. It's the way the world works. It's the way of...

Latest answer posted August 12, 2011 5:15 am UTC

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Western Expansion, Manifest Destiny, and the Mexican-American War

As whites settled the American West, Native Americans were pushed off of their ancestral lands and confined to reservations. This process was often accompanied by fighting between the Native...

Latest answer posted September 1, 2012 6:05 pm UTC

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Western Expansion, Manifest Destiny, and the Mexican-American War

Manifest Destiny was the prevailing belief that claim to the North American continent (to an extent) was essentially the god-given right of the current Americans living in the eastern states under...

Latest answer posted November 13, 2019 5:13 pm UTC

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Western Expansion, Manifest Destiny, and the Mexican-American War

Manifest destiny was the belief that God wanted the United States to spread out over the North American continent, taking control of as much territory as possible. Americans of the time believed...

Latest answer posted September 25, 2016 3:36 pm UTC

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Western Expansion, Manifest Destiny, and the Mexican-American War

Westward expansion affected the United States in several positive ways. First, with the incorporation of the western states such as California and Nevada, the US became a mineral-rich country. This...

Latest answer posted January 26, 2020 2:46 am UTC

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Western Expansion, Manifest Destiny, and the Mexican-American War

As I type this answer, I am at a public library on an Indian reservation in New Mexico, so one of the legacies of Manifest Destiny is readily apparent, and I suppose if you asked any Native...

Latest answer posted July 14, 2011 6:57 am UTC

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Western Expansion, Manifest Destiny, and the Mexican-American War

O'Sullivan is most famous for his famous assertion that it was the "Manifest Destiny" of the United States to expand throughout the North American continent to the Pacific. This vision was closely...

Latest answer posted January 23, 2016 6:22 pm UTC

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Western Expansion, Manifest Destiny, and the Mexican-American War

There are some very interesting similarities and differences in the states of Texas and California pertaining to how they became parts of the United States. Both of them, at one point, were part of...

Latest answer posted November 15, 2019 5:20 pm UTC

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Western Expansion, Manifest Destiny, and the Mexican-American War

Socially, women received the right to vote partially due to westward expansion. Many territories granted women the right to vote in order to attract families to move there. Wyoming was the first...

Latest answer posted March 26, 2018 2:27 pm UTC

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Western Expansion, Manifest Destiny, and the Mexican-American War

Many Southerners supported the Mexican War since it would add more potential slave states to the Union. They viewed the cheap land in the Southwest as suitable for growing cotton as soon as it was...

Latest answer posted March 30, 2020 12:54 pm UTC

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Western Expansion, Manifest Destiny, and the Mexican-American War

Manifest Destiny, as a feeling of divine obligation to spread from “sea to shining sea”, built slowly over our history. Each generation demanded more and more territory. America purchased the...

Latest answer posted May 4, 2020 7:58 pm UTC

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Western Expansion, Manifest Destiny, and the Mexican-American War

To effectively answer this question, let's first look at how the United States acquired each of these territories. The areas comprising Texas and the Southwest were originally claimed by the...

Latest answer posted April 2, 2019 5:11 pm UTC

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Western Expansion, Manifest Destiny, and the Mexican-American War

In short, the invention of barbed wire spelled the end of the open range. Before barbed wire, if livestock needed a fence, it had to be made out of wood. Wood had to be shipped from the east,...

Latest answer posted January 20, 2019 9:21 pm UTC

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Western Expansion, Manifest Destiny, and the Mexican-American War

In the latter half of the nineteenth century, the federal government instituted a number of policies aimed at encouraging settlement in the West. Overpopulation in the East coupled with seemingly...

Latest answer posted November 19, 2019 1:56 pm UTC

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Western Expansion, Manifest Destiny, and the Mexican-American War

Westward expansion played a critical role in shaping the debates surrounding slavery and the escalation of tensions between North and South which ultimately led to the Civil War. Remember, these...

Latest answer posted November 13, 2019 3:30 am UTC

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Western Expansion, Manifest Destiny, and the Mexican-American War

Immigration played a large role in westward expansion of the United States. Many of those who settled the West came to the United States from overseas in hopes of greater opportunity. For example,...

Latest answer posted September 22, 2018 7:52 pm UTC

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Western Expansion, Manifest Destiny, and the Mexican-American War

The social movement of Manifest Destiny that evolved in the 1800s had no one cause, and no one definition. It did not start on a Tuesday and end on a Wednesday. It became, over time, a generally...

Latest answer posted December 14, 2010 4:37 am UTC

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Western Expansion, Manifest Destiny, and the Mexican-American War

The population of the United States grew rapidly during the nineteenth century, swelled by a vast influx of European immigrants. Most of the newcomers came to live in the burgeoning industrial...

Latest answer posted February 23, 2020 7:50 am UTC

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Western Expansion, Manifest Destiny, and the Mexican-American War

I'm not sure how to distinguish between some of these (whether they're social or political) but here goes: Social: Belief that the Protestantism was better than Catholicism or any other religion....

Latest answer posted December 7, 2009 9:37 am UTC

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Western Expansion, Manifest Destiny, and the Mexican-American War

The first role of women in the settling of the West was that of the homemaker. Women were considered to be stabilizing influences on men. Many states and territories passed laws giving women the...

Latest answer posted May 23, 2018 2:56 am UTC

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Western Expansion, Manifest Destiny, and the Mexican-American War

Manifest Destiny was used to justify the westward expansion of the United States, but it did not justify it. Manifest Destiny was the belief that God intended for the American people to spread...

Latest answer posted September 20, 2018 7:12 pm UTC

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Western Expansion, Manifest Destiny, and the Mexican-American War

The most obvious negative effects of westward expansion, or "manifest destiny," before the Civil War were felt by Native Americans and Mexicans. Essentially, proponents of westward expansion...

Latest answer posted December 11, 2018 8:06 am UTC

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Western Expansion, Manifest Destiny, and the Mexican-American War

Ultimately, American westward expansion was driven by the belief that the land west of the Mississippi River held better opportunities. By the 1830s, the East Coast was beginning to feel...

Latest answer posted December 8, 2019 1:18 am UTC

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Western Expansion, Manifest Destiny, and the Mexican-American War

The construction of railroads leading to the expansion of travel in the western states had an enormous impact on many industries. Mining in particular was beginning to grow in the state of Utah...

Latest answer posted August 25, 2016 5:01 pm UTC

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Western Expansion, Manifest Destiny, and the Mexican-American War

It is not clear what painting you are asking about, so I am making an educated guess and am assuming that you are asking about the painting “American Progress” which was made by John Gast in 1872....

Latest answer posted October 26, 2014 6:30 pm UTC

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Western Expansion, Manifest Destiny, and the Mexican-American War

Westward expansion was a key theme of nineteenth-century America. In 1803, President Thomas Jefferson bought the Louisiana Purchase from France. He hoped that small farmers would move to the newly...

Latest answer posted June 23, 2019 2:34 am UTC

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Western Expansion, Manifest Destiny, and the Mexican-American War

The government in Mexico City was having a hard time administering its northern territories. While Mexico initially welcomed the Americans, they wanted them to become Mexican citizens, take up the...

Latest answer posted November 18, 2017 10:26 pm UTC

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Western Expansion, Manifest Destiny, and the Mexican-American War

Petalesharo, a Pawnee chief famous for saving at least one young girl from ritual sacrifice by his people, travelled to Washington DC with other Native Americans in 1822, during the presidency of...

Latest answer posted June 25, 2019 5:51 am UTC

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Western Expansion, Manifest Destiny, and the Mexican-American War

The Great Plains were very flat, and as such they are susceptible to lots of wind but also rain and snow and would become relatively grassy. Because of this, they were great places for bison and...

Latest answer posted October 28, 2019 1:26 pm UTC

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Western Expansion, Manifest Destiny, and the Mexican-American War

The Mexican-American War (1846–1848) was a great victory for the United States over its much weaker enemy, Mexico. American territory was expanded, but the acquisition of those vast regions touched...

Latest answer posted November 13, 2019 12:17 am UTC

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