UNIT 6 - Territorial Expansion and the Opening of the West 1815 - 1900
Readings and Learning Targets
Read and annotate the following sections of chapters listed with each learning target below. Use the information in the text to write a brief answer to each learning target.
Target 1 – Trace the actions taken by the government to secure the nations borders and avoid international conflicts through diplomacy during the antebellum era.
Read Chapter 10 – Pages 310-313, 319 – 321 Chapter 14 page 426
Complete the following map by indicating in each box the (1)name of the treaty, (2)the country and (3)the year each agreement was reached.
Target 2 – Explain the provisions of and the reasons for the issuing of the Monroe Doctrine.
Read Chapter 10 – Pages 319-321
The Monroe Doctrine Explained :
Target 3 – Discuss the role that the concept of Manifest Destiny had in shaping our country’s history during the antebellum period.
Read - Chapter 14 - Pages 427 – 437
Positive Impact of Manifest Destiny
Negative Impact of Manifest Destiny
Target 4 – Analyze the factors that led to Texas becoming independent from Mexico and how and why the Texas issue became so controversial in the United States.
Read Chapter 14 – Pages 437 - 446, 450 - 451
Ten Issues Concerning Texas - Give a brief explanation of each of the following issues surrounding the Texas situation.
Issue 1 - Why did Mexico promote American immigration to Texas in the 1820’s ?
Issue 2 – Why would Americans want to move to Mexico in the 1820’s in the first place?
Issue 3 – Why did the Mexican government ban immigration and slavery in Mexico in 1830?
Issue 4 – Why was Santa Anna so hated by the Texans?
Issue 5 – Why was the Battle of the Alamo so important to the Texans?
Issue 6 – Why did Jackson decide not to annex Texas?
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