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The belief that the U.S. should extend all the way to the pacific ocean
The U.S., under Jefferson, bought this territory from France for $15 million dollars. The U.S. gained control of Mississippi trade route and doubled its size.
Texas gave up status as an independent nation to be added on to the United States in 1845, triggering war between the U.S. and Mexico
Acquired additional land from Mexico for $10 Million to help the construction of a southern transcontinental railroad
Mexican Cession Territory
The Mexican American War of (1846-48) led to the signing of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo. Manifest Destiny was complete.
People traveled West for gold, free land and religious freedom along the...
Lewis and Clark Explored the....
Louisiana Territory, purchased from France
James K. Polk
president that wanted to settle Oregon boundary dispute with Britain, acquire California. and incorporate Texas into union.
Mexican American War
war between Mexico and the United States from 1846 to 1848; resulted in the loss of about half of Mexican territory. The southern river border was used as a point of disagreement.
Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo
Treaty that ended the Mexican War, granting the U.S. control of Texas, New Mexico, and California in exchange for $15 million
Brought prospectors "Rushing West" in 1849; California
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