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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 Manifest Destiny Manifest Destiny What is manifest destiny? Manifest destiny is the 19th century beliefthat the expansion of the U.S. throughoutthe American continents was both justifiedand unavoidable. Americans seek for economicopportunity in the westwardarea. Northwest Ordinance is passed, establishing a procedure by which territories could become states. Stimulated by and an vision of nationalism idealistic human perfectibility "It was America's duty to extend liberty and democratic institutions across the continent." The Louisiana Purchase is completed,doubling the size of the United States. The United States acquires Florida with the signing of the Transcontinental Treaty Transcontinental Treaty James Monroe presents the Monroe Doctrine. The U.S. Supreme Court rules in Johnson vs. McIntosh that American Indians have no land rights. Texas draws up its Declaration of Independence from Mexico. John Fremont exploresCalifornia. Texas becomes a state in the United States.John OSullivan coins the phrase 1803 1819 1819 1787 1823 1836 1842 1845 MANIFEST DESTINY! Mexican American War begins.After gaining independence from Great Britain, the new nationfocuses on westward expansion. 1846 Mexico cedes the California Territory. is discovered in California by James Marshall. Mexico cedes the California Territory. is discovered in California by James Marshall. GOLD GOLD 1848 1850 California becomes a state. 1861-1865 American Civil War is waged. 1898 The Spanish-American War ends. Spain cedes Puerto Rico, the Philippines, and Guam to the United States. The United States annexes Hawaii. 1914 World War I begins, formally ending the Monroe Doctrine. Manifest destiny expressed the belief that it was Anglo-Saxon Americans (someone of England dissent) mission to expand their civilization and institutions across North America. The term and concept were taken up by those desiring to secure Oregon Territory, California, and Mexican land in the Southwest. Gained Republican adherents as time passed Manifest destiny effected the population of the Native Americans and alsocontributed in the reasoning of the American Civil War. It ruined the Native American's possessions and it lead to the decrease in their population. It intensified quarrels between pro-slavery states in the Southand anti-slavery states in the North. Involved the Oregon Trail,Overland Trail, and theTranscontinental Railroad. Oregon Trail: Moved people and commerce to the west.Ran from Missouri, Iowa, and Nebraska to Oregon.Scouted by fur traders and trappers. Overland Trail: Wagon trail used by OverlandStage Company. Transcontinental Railroad: Made traveling to the westeasier, cheaper and safer.
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