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History of the Americas
The constitution tested— unit four
The constitution tested unit four Reform in the United States
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Manifest Destiny (1840s and 1850s)
the 19th-century doctrine or belief that the expansion of the US throughout the American continents was both justified and inevitable.
Why were so many Americans interested in moving out west?
Gold rush and mining opportunities (silver in Nevada)
The opportunity to work in the cattle industry; to be a "cowboy"
Faster travel to the West by railroad; availability of supplies due to the railroad
The opportunity to own land cheaply under the Homestead Act
Like Thomas Jefferson, many of these pioneers associated westward migration, land ownership and farming with freedom.
Why do United States almost got into a war with England during the 5440 or fight crisis
Both Great Britain and America claimed the territory. The Treaty of 1818 called for joint occupation of Oregon — a solution that was only temporary.
Causes of Mexican War
The Mexican-American War of 1846-1848 was a combination of Mexican unwillingness to recognize Texas independence, the desire of Texans for statehood, and American desire for westward expansion.
What is the significance of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo
The treaty effectively halved the size of Mexico and doubled the territory of the United States. This territorial exchange had long-term effects on both nations. The war and treaty extended the United States to the Pacific Ocean, and provided a bounty of ports, minerals, and natural resources for a growing country.
What was the significance of the Mexican cession for the United States?
Southerners hoped to enlarge the territory that would enter the union as slave states. Anti-slavery northerners feared that very outcome. For that reason many northerners from both parties opposed the war with Mexico. The Mexican cession thus played a part in the nation's drift towards the Civil War
purchase of land from mexico in 1853 that established the present U.S.-mexico boundary
Agreement w/ Mexico that gave the US parts of present-day New Mexico & Arizona in exchange for $10 million; all but completed the continental expansion envisioned by those who believed in Manifest Destiny.
Long term causes of The
-slavery—- Conflict over slavery between the North and South is a long term cause of the Civil War because it spanned over a very long time. For over 50 years, the two territories disputed on the issue of slavery and whether it was legal or not. Eventually, the South became fed up and left the Union
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