Politics 1840’s. Two major parties: Democrats Whigs Election of 1840 William Henry Harrison (Whig) wins – dies a month later, VP – John Tyler takes over Tyler – chosen to attract certain voters, disliked by his own party and more of a Democrat than a Whig. Politics 1840’s.
Manifest Destiny = the idea that the US was “destined” and deserved to expand it’s land to the Pacific ocean.
This means the eventual acquisition of Texas, California, Oregon and everything else between those areas and the Mississippi River.