Territorial Expansion and Sectional Crisis. AP Review: 1840’s through the 1870’s. Manifest Destiny. What is “manifest destiny”? Texas Annexation California and the Oregon Territory President Polk and the War with Mexico Slavery and the Wilmot Proviso Expansion continues.
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Territorial Expansion and Sectional Crisis
AP Review: 1840’s through the 1870’s
2/3 southern shipping
9000 miles of railroads
1/3 of all livestock
100s of miles of roads
Value of southern property declined by 70%
buildings, factories, bridges, etc. destroyed.
10% Plan - quick reunion
Radical Republicans demanded more strict measures in the Wade-Davis Bill
Lincoln and Congress blocked each other’s plans until Lincoln’s death
small farmer’s advocate with a hatred for plantation owners
restrictive policy excluding rich southerners from political participation
undermined his own policy by liberally pardoning southerners, even Confederate politicians