Document-Based Question 1 While Manifest Destiny and territorial expansion created conflict with foreign nations, including the Mexican-American War (1846-1848), and within the United States, it worked to unify the United States from 1830 to 1860 by strengthening the nation as a whole, creating economic opportunities for people from all different walks of life, and expanding the United States through the annexation of Texas and the acquisition of California from Mexico. The United States became further united due to the continuous desire and procurement of new territories. In President James Polk’s 1845 Inaugural Address, he shared his opinion of the “danger to [the nation’s] safety and future peace” if Texas remained an independent state. Polk’s point of view was that the annexation of Texas in 1845 was necessary in order to avoid a conflict with Mexico. However, the United States went to war with Mexico anyway over the California territory. Economic opportunities were created in California due to the gold rush, which brought many people from many different ethnicities. California became a “seat of wealth and power,” due to the California Gold Rush (1848-1855) and its acquisition from Mexico after the Mexican-America War, as foreshadowed by an anonymous writer of the 1846 article “California and the National Interest” in the Whig journal American Review. The author’s purpose was to highlight the territories of California, Oregon and Texas with the intention to promote Manifest Destiny and westward expansion in a published Whig journal. Whigs promoted rapid economic and industrial growth, including the expansion of territories through Manifest Destiny, by demanding government support for a more modern, market-oriented economy, suggesting high tariffs, and funding internal improvements. The term Manifest Destiny was coined by John O’Sullivan, the editor of the 1846 Democratic Review. He claimed in his article that California will “fall away from Mexico…and a
The United States had a belief that American settlers were meant to stretch from coast to coast. In the 1840s, Manifest Destiny enhanced western settlement and provided a motivation for continued territorial expansion. It formed war with Mexico and Native American removal.
The fact that the American people were historically connected to English civilization caused Manifest Destiny. This made them feel superior in America because they got power and control over the other peoples who lived there….
major part of North America from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean, manifest destiny played a significant role. The manifest destiny of the country was to expand and grow as much as possible to provide ample space for the millions of people to come (Tindall & Shi, 2013). This growth and expansion increased opportunities for economic development including manufacturing and exportation of products. Once the expansion reached the Pacific Ocean and the borders were defined with Mexico and Canada….
How did Manifest Destiny Change the U.S by the 1860’s?
Manifest Destiny: the belief that the expansion of the US was both justified and inevitable. Manifest Destiny was a lifestyle that almost all Americans lived by in the 1800s; Manifest Destiny helped shape the United States into the country it is today.
In the Earlier 19th century, the idea of Manifest Destiny spread like wildfire throughout the young United Sates. It started in 1803, when Thomas Jefferson bought the Louisiana Purchase….
American Manifest Destiny Politics in Mexican-American War
Mexican-American war started by the Texas annexation by the Union. Texans, who were mostly Americans, declared themselves independent in March 2, 1836 as the Republic of Texas. But they didn’t want to stand alone thus they asked to join the Union. Mexico never accepted the Republic of Texas. Thus, the areas Texas claimed, all land in the north of Rio Grande, emerged border dispute between America and Mexico.
territories of the United States in order to start a new life there. “Manifest Destiny” was a phrase coined by John L. O'Sullivan, which was the belief that Americans had the god given right to expand westward and spread their democratic ideals. Many believe Manifest Destiny was a positive movement that had many benefits, but it can be argued that it was a destructive act of greed that resulted in the causality of others. The expansion of the United States involved many aggressive moves made by the U….
From 1800-1855 many things contributed to the government’s policies
towards territorial expansion, the most important ones being supporters of this behavior increased trade with Asia, and dislike towards Mexico, that helped with the addition of new states.
The 1803 Louisiana Purchase helped start the Era of Good Feelings because it marked the beginning of the downfall of the Federalists. The Federalists opposed expansion because they feared that new territories would drain off their….
Territorial Expansion DBQ Chart – FINAL EXAM
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A | -Federalists argue that the Constitution does not touch on territorial expansion at all.-The issue therefore, should not be touched onit will just stir the pot unnecessarily-If issue is dealt with, a war (standing army) will undoubtedly come about.-Since treaty is unconstitutional, territorial expansion is unconstitutional.-Acquiring land requires an army because Louisiana….
In the 19th century, Manifest Destiny, which is the idea that the United States’ expansion was inevitable and justified throughout the continent, became prevalent and was used a way to validate the nation’s acquirement of new territories. The idea brought forth a sense of nationalism and led to the nation working towards expanding and laying a foundation for an empire. However, as the US made an effort in developing a dominating country, the nation became divided as conflicts regarding the spread….
borders. This belief, labeled Manifest Destiny, was an explanation or justification for that expansion and westward movement. But as the sprawling country reached the western coast, growing in power and strength, its ideas on expansion shifted. The policies of the late-1800's and early 1900's were not all that different from the policies and ideas of past growth. Yet they did contain new ideas about where to go, how to carry these policies out successfully, and why expansion was justified, which can be….
The territorial expansion also known as Manifest Destiny in the United States during 1830s to 1860s was an important element for the country. The enlargement or expansion of the US, helped the US become unified through economic, political, and social. Territorial expansion would help the economy because it would become more stable and have more jobs opportunities. Politically, there would be more people to encounter in the West which cold gain more political gain. Also socially because slavery was….