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  1. Manifest Destiny US History Map of United States Circa 1830

  2. Objective: Students will be able to… • … describe key vocabulary in Talmudic activity. • … complete a map during the PowerPoint presentation. • … complete the key word summary template on Manifest Destiny.

  3. What is Manifest Destiny? American Progress Color Lithograph by George A. Crofutt and John Gast

  4. What is “Manifest Destiny” • Belief that the US should expand its territory from coast to coast

  5. A US Territorial Expansion When? A - 13 Original Colonies • 1776 From Where? • Great Britain How? • US declared independence from Great Britain

  6. US Territorial Expansion When? B - Western Lands • 1783 From Where? • Great Britain How? • Part of Treaty of Paris (ended Revolutionary War) A B

  7. US Territorial Expansion When? C - LouisianaPurchase • 1803 From Where? • France How? • Napoleon needed $ • Jefferson wanted to buy New Orleans • He got all of this instead! A C B

  8. US Territorial Expansion When? D - Florida • 1819 From Where? • Spain How? • Andrew Jackson invaded • Spain then sold it to us for $5 million A C B D

  9. Thinking Question • (don’t write this down!! Just think!) • Why weren’t Americans happy with the size of their country at this point in their history?

  10. Mr. Manifest Destiny • James K. Polk • Elected President in 1844 • Added more territory to the US than any other President • Died 103 days after his only term ended

  11. US Territorial Expansion When? E - Texas • 1845 From Where? • Republic of Texas (Independent Country) How? • Texas independent from Mexico in 1836 • Gained independence to become part of US A C B E D

  12. US Territorial Expansion When? F - Oregon Territory • 1846 From Where? • Great Britain How? • Claimed by four countries (Britain, Russia, Spain, & US) • Americans demanded “54° 40’ or fight!” • Britain compromised 49° & US accepted F A C B E D

  13. US Territorial Expansion When? G - Mexican Cession • 1848 From Where? • Mexico How? • Polk offers to buy G from Mexico & they refuse • War! • US wins • In Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, US offers $15 million forG F A C B G E D

  14. Text: Manifest Destiny p. 317 American Progress Color Lithograph by George A. Crofutt and John Gast