This expression was popular in the 1840s. Many people believed that the United States was destined to secure territory from "sea to sea," from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean. This rationale drove the acquisition of territory.
both U.S. and Britain claimed sovereignty; 1818 = joint occupations (both countries have equal access); Polk gives order for British evacuation of territory
Texas was controlled by Mexico until numerous Americans migrated to North Texas to because of better land property, essentially making the Americans the majority. Mexico, not very happy with this tried to close it borders and abolish slavery. The settlers weren't happy with this and rebelled. Leading to Texas's independence. Religion also was an issue.
Northern opposition to annexation of Texas into the US
Because the annexation of Texas would add another slave state to the US, northern states opposed it
US now had control of Mississippi River and New Orleans Port. Land from the Mississippi River to the Rocky Mountains purchased from France for 15 million dollars. It doubled the size of the US.
US got Florida and control over Native Americans and runaway slaves. 1819: US received Spanish Cession by agreeing to pay 5 million to Americans who owed money to Spain.
Mexico still had land (Southern New Mexico and Arizona); Government wanted land as the location for southern transcontinental railroad in 1853; Mexico sold the land U.S. for $10 million
Boundary dispute between Texas and Mexico. War fought after the US annexed Texas and US troops crossed the Nueces River into what Mexico claimed was their territory. US was victorious and added 500,000 sq. miles to the US in the Treaty of Guadalupe- Hidalgo thus completing Manifest Destiny.
Result of the American victory in the Mexican War
US paid Mexico 1.5 million and added 500,000 sq. miles to the US in the Treaty of Guadalupe- Hidalgo thus completing Manifest Destiny.
7th US President
right to vote
tax on foreign goods
withdraw from the Union (US)
replace government workers with your own supporters
The practice of rewarding supporters with government jobs. Jackson made this practice famous for the way he did it on a wide scale.
cancel a federal law
a state can declare null and void a federal law that, in the state's opinion, violates the constitution
2nd President of the United States (1735-1826)
the right of people to rule themselves independently
people eager to go to war
Southerners and Westerners who were eager for war with Britain. They had a strong sense of nationalism, and they wanted to takeover British land in North America and expand.
pride in and love of country and willingness to sacrifice for it
Indian Removal Act
1830 law calling for the forced movement of Native Americans to west of the Mississippi River
Illustrates a political or social message, usually an opinion
it is exaggerated, symbolic, labels groups or attitudes, uses analogies