Manifest Destiny. Northwest Ordinance. Orderly procedure for establishing territories and applying for statehood To become a state, the following requirements had to be met: 1. At least 5,000 men who owned at least 50 acres 2. 60,000 people
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Orderly procedure for establishing territories and applying for statehood
To become a state, the following requirements had to be met:
1. At least 5,000 men who owned at least 50 acres
2. 60,000 people
3. Established self-government
Purchase from France (Napoleon)
France was in debt from previous wars and gave the U.S. New Orleans and the rest of the Louisiana Territory for 15 million
Double the size of the U.S.
Was its own Independent country before being Annexed
Becoming apart of the U.S. led to the U.S.- Mexican War
Land was gained from Mexico after the U.S. – Mexican war
Contained parts of New Mexico, California, Arizona
Purchased From Mexico for 10 million for this land and the annexation of Texas
Was needed to complete the Transcontinental Railroad
Land that was previously shared with the British
Became apart of the U.S. in 1846 after the compromising with Britain to split the Territory.
March 30, 1867: America signs a treaty with Russia, purchasing the Russian American territories for $7.2 million. (Seward’s Folly)