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Social Studies Chp 16 - Manifest Destiny and Settling the West
Terms in this set (20)
to give people from the United States more land to farm and live on
Why did the United States want new acquisitions in the West?
expand to the Pacific Ocean
Manifest destiny was the belief that the United States should
American goods could move through New Orleans
Jefferson agreed to buy French land to the west so that
The United States got Florida from
keep their slaves
Many Americans in Texas wanted freedom from Mexico so they could
The United States and Great Britain agreed on a boundary for the
they had just lost a fierce war
Why did Mexico give up the territory called the Mexican Cession?
the U.S. government forced them to move
What was the main reason American Indians went to the reservations?
The judicial branch can decide whether a law is
rule of law
Which term refers to the principle that nobody is above the law?
had 13 original colonies
In 1783 the United States
The Lewis and Clark expedition was during
In 1819 Florida was under
In 1803 the U.S. wanted the Mississippi River and bought it from
Stephen F. Austin
Who asked Mexico for permission for their own government?
The United States felt it was their natural right to move west and take over land. This was called
Meriwether Lewis and William Clark
bought Mexico for $10 million
The Gadsden purchase
the Mexican War
In 1848 there was a war over the Rio Grande called
Who defeated Santa Anna?
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