Achieving Our Destiny. By: Abby Adams, Mariah Lee, Gianna Abboud , and Theresa Collins. “Manifest Destiny”.
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By: Abby Adams, Mariah Lee, GiannaAbboud, and Theresa Collins
First written by a New York newspaperman, John O’Sullivan, the phrase Manifest Destiny means obvious fate. He and many others believed that it was America’s “manifest destiny to overspread and posses the whole of the continent.” Growing through settlement, through treaties, and through war, the United States expanded from sea to shining sea!
This is all of the land that the United States possessed in 1818, including the land from the original thirteen colonies, the land gained from the Revolutionary War, and the land bought in the Louisiana Purchase.
Very trade accessible, which meant a bigger profit, and the land had perfect conditions for farming!
into the Spanish colony, captured military posts, and two British subjects said to have fired rebellions. He later executed them both.
Creeks and Cherokees were impacted.
Leader of the Seminoles
Moses Austin dreamed about colonizing in Spanish Texas and attracted the “Old Three Hundred” families. They were the first settlers from America to live in Texas.
Requirements for moving in 1821:
Only moral and hardworking settlers
Intend and promise to become Mexican citizens
Join the Catholic Church
Mexicans enjoyed having a small colony, but soon
the population grew too large, as Americans outnumbered Tejanos 25,000 to 4,000.
Settling was banned in 1831 because Americans:
Resented taking orders from the Mexicans
Had little respect to Mexican culture
Had no interest in becoming citizens
Yellow : The Rio Grande River. This is the border that Texans believed to be accurate.
Red: The Nueces River. This is the border which Mexicans believed to be accurate.