Period 4 Cole Pierce Manifest Destiny

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    Manifest Destiny

    The United States began to feel the need of expanding the nation from coast to coast. This was given the name Manifest Destiny because it was thought the U.S. was destined to grow that much. The Mexican American war made this easily possible by gaining some western territory. Others thought Manifest Destiny was a horrible thing to do, because it forced natives from their homelands. The idea was brought to a close because of the Civil War.
  • Louisiana Purchase

    Louisiana Purchase
    The U.S. purchases more than 2 million square miles of territory from France, doubling the size of the country. The land was from the Mississippi River to the midwestern territory.
  • Monroe Doctrine

    Monroe Doctrine
    President James Monroe declares the west is off limits to european interference. This means they can have no part in the land or the United States will fight for it.
  • Indian Removal Act

    Indian Removal Act
    President Andrew Jackson signs the Indian Removal Act, which allows indians to move west into Oklahoma territory so the U.S. can get their lands. Later they are forced to make the long journey, causing thousands of natives to die along the trip.
  • Articles Published About Manifest Destiny

    Articles Published About Manifest Destiny
    John O' Sullivan, a newspaper journalist, wrote an article about the Annexation of Texas as a new state. He speaks of expanding from the east coast to the west coast as the american destiny, referring to it as Manifest Destiny.
  • Polk's Election

    Polk's Election
    Polk is inagurated as president. He stirs up a lot of talk about Manifest Destiny by supporting the territorial expansion of the U.S. from coast to coast known as Manifest Destiny.
  • The 49th Parallel

    The 49th Parallel
    The U.S. and Britain make an agreement to set their boundaries along the 49th parallel. It cut through Oregon territory, properly determining what land belonged to the United States and what belonged to Britian.
  • Mexican American War

    Mexican American War
    Mexico starts a war with the United States after Texas is annexed. They will battle for a couple of years on Texas soil.
  • Mexican- American War Ends

    Mexican- American War Ends
    The United States wins the war with Mexico. Mexico turns over the territory of the present day states of California, Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, and Wyoming.
  • California Gold Rush

    California Gold Rush
    After winning the Mexican American War, eager Americans moved west. The discovery of gold in California prompted thousands of people to gather into California from various parts of the U.S., Mexico, and Asian countries. They sought California as a plan to get rich quick.
  • States Secede- Civil War Begins

    States Secede- Civil War Begins
    South Carolina secedes from the Union, starting an uprising leading to other states following. After many failed conpromises and America splitting in half, the U.S. saw no choice but to go to war. This ended most talk about Manifest Destiny