Manifest destiny Project By : Joyciana Ray
Manifest Destiny • Manifest Destiny is the idea that the United States was meant to extend its borders from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean . • John L. O’Sullivan, 1845
Oregon Country • Huge area that lay between the Pacific Ocean and Rocky Mountains north of California . • Washington , Oregon ,and Idaho . • Treaty of Great Britain . • 2,000 miles journey started in Independence , MO . • Crossed the Great Plains. • Cambia , Platte , Snake Rivers . • Latitude that Democrat believed should be nations .
Texas • Texas won their Independence from Mexico and asked to be admitted to the United States . • 1803 when the Louisiana Territory From France . • Took his father’s land grant recruited 300 American families to settle the land along the Brazos's River – they called Old Three Hundreds . • The decree stopped all immigration from the United States ; also encouraged the immigration of Mexican and European families with generous land grants angered Texans . • General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna • Spanish mission in San Antonio in 1836, the mission held a small force of 180 Texans led by Williams B. Trans Santa Anna defeated all of the Texans. • March 2,1836 • Washington – on – the – Brazos • Sam Houston
Battle of San Jacinto • April 21 • “Remember the Alamo ! Remember Goliad!” • Santa Anna signed a treaty that recognized the independence of Texas . • Because the addition of another slave state would upset the balance of slave and free states in congress. • December 29 , 1845 • James k. Polk
New Mexico • New Mexico , Arizona , Nevada , And Utah and parts of Colorado and Wyoming . • It’s a trade route to the west that went from Missouri to New Mexico . • Americans began settling the region . • Spanish explores and missionaries from Mexico had the first Europeans to settle in California . • Mild climate ,Scenic beauty , and abundance of natural resources • That way the nation would be safely bordered by sea in stead of a foreign power . • Rio Grande • Nueces River • Americans troop would drive Mexicans forces out of the disputed border region out of Texas and then the border secure.
California & Utah . • California 1849 • Forty Niners • Sierra Nevada (They hade to go over this Mountain Range) • Mexico , South America , Europe , Australia , and China Sent 49ers . • San Francisco grew from a tiny village to a city of about 20,000 people . • Boomtown-A community experiencing a sudden growth in business or population . • Levi Strauss – A Jewish immigrants .