Unit 5: The Nation GrowsChapter 12: Manifest DestinySections 1-4: Oregon, Texas, Mexico & California
Chapter 12Vocab and Art Smart Terms • Rendezvous • Emigrant • Annex • Manifest Destiny • Boomtown • Vigilante • Joint Occupation By the 1840s, the U.S. had grown considerably. Name 3 regions the U.S. had not yet acquired.
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I live in the wilderness trapping animals. I gather for a rendezvous once a year to sell my furs. Mountain Men
Where we left off . . .Election of 1844 James Polk (D) Henry Clay (W)
Manifest Destiny:Oregon Territory I’m President James K. Polk. But you can call me “Mr. Manifest Destiny.”
Oregon Country Oregon: Jointly occupied by Great Britain & the U.S. since 1818!
Americans begin settling Oregon in large numbers. Oregon Trail
What method of transportation did people use to reach the Oregon Country?
Oregon:Boundary of 1846 • President Polk negotiated a treaty with Great Britain. • Below 49 degrees latitude became the U.S. Oregon Territory. • Above 49 degrees latitude became part of British Canada.
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POP QUIZ STUDY GUIDE What effect did the mountain men have on our country’s history? Why did Polk defeat Henry Clay in the 1844 election? Explain Manifest Destiny in your own words: List the challenges emigrants faced on their 2,000 mile exodus to Oregon: What was “54 40 or fight?” How did America acquire the Oregon Territory?
I’m Stephen F. Austin. I’m the leader of the “Old Three Hundred” What was the “Old Three Hundred?” Three hundred American families that settled in Texas and received 960 acres of land during the 1820s
Manifest Destiny:Independence for Texas I’m General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna. I’m the president of Mexico. Americans living in Mexico (Texas) in the 1830s are invaders and must leave!
The Struggle for Independence • Santa Anna attacked Americans living in Texas during 1835. The Battle of Gonzales and San Antonio are Texan victories. • Americans in Texas declared independence in 1836 and Santa Anna is ANGRY! • Fighting continues . . .
The Battle of the Alamo March 1836
“Get some volunteers and go fortify the Alamo” Sam Houston
I’m Davy Crockett. You can call me the “King of the Wild Frontier.” • Thought he could help Texas win their independence from Mexico.
“You may never see your loved ones” Colonel William Travis
“Those that want to can leave now, those who’ll fight to the death, let ‘em stay” Colonel William Travis
The Ballad of the AlamoMarty RobbinsIn the southern part of Texas, in the town of San Antone,There's a fortress all in ruin that the weeds have overgrown.You may look in vain for crosses and you'll never see a one,But sometime between the setting and the rising of the sun,You can hear a ghostly bugle as the men go marching by;You can hear them as they answer to that roll call in the sky:Colonel Travis, Davy Crockett and a hundred eighty more;Captain Dickenson, Jim Bowie, present and accounted for.Back in 1836, Houston said to Travis:"Get some volunteers and go fortify the Alamo."Well, the men came from Texas and from old Tennessee,And they joined up with Travis just to fight for the right to be free.Indian scouts with squirrel guns, men with muzzle loaders,Stood together heel and toe to defend the Alamo."You may never see your loved ones," Travis told them that day."Those that want to can leave now, those who'll fight to the death, let 'em stay.“ In the sand he drew a line with his army sabre,Out of a hundred eighty five, not a soldier crossed the line.With his banners a-dancin' in the dawn's golden light,Santa Anna came prancin' on a horse that was black as the night.
He sent an officer to tell Travis to surrender.Travis answered with a shell and a rousin' rebel yell.Santa Anna turned scarlet: "Play Degüello," he roared."I will show them no quarter, everyone will be put to the sword."One hundred and eighty five holdin' back five thousand.Five days, six days, eight days, ten; Travis held and held again.Then he sent for replacements for his wounded and lame,But the troops that were comin' never came, never came, never came.Twice he charged, then blew recall. On the fatal third time,Santa Anna breached the wall and he killed them one and all.Now the bugles are silent and there's rust on each sword,And the small band of soldiers lie asleep in the arms of The Lord.In the southern part of Texas, near the town of San Antone,Like a statue on his Pinto rides a cowboy all alone.And he sees the cattle grazin' where a century before,Santa Anna's guns were blazin' and the cannons used to roar.And his eyes turn sort of misty, and his heart begins to glow,And he takes his hat off slowly to the men of Alamo.To the thirteen days of glory at the seige of Alamo.
The Battle of San Jacinto • April, 1836 – Sam Houston led 900 Americans against Santa Anna’s 1,300. • American victory • May, 1836 – Santa Anna signed a treaty that recognized the independence of Texas. Sam Houston Texan Hero
Texan Victory • Texas became the Lone Star Republic in 1836. • The U.S. annexed Texas in 1845. • How did Mexico feel about this??
POP QUIZ STUDY GUIDE Explain how two major cities in Texas today got their name: Describe the 5 W’s of the Alamo WHO WHAT WHEN WHERE WHY Why is Texas different from most of our states today?
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Manifest Destiny:War with Mexico • Using the Santa Fe Trail, many Americans moved into Mexican territory (NM, AZ, CA).
War with Mexico I tried playing nice . . . • President Polk offered to buy territory from Mexico (twice.) • Mexico said no. • Mexican & American soldiers clashed between Texas and Mexico (1846). • Polk asked for declaration of war. • War split the U.S. public. Mexico has invaded our territory and shed American blood upon the American soil!
Why would the north and south disagree over war with Mexico and the acquisition of new land?
I oppose this war! I do not believe the Mexicans attacked us. Take me to the spot where the Mexican soldiers attacked the US soldiers!
I’m Zachary Taylor. I will lead my troops and secure the Rio Grande and the rest of Texas.
I’m Stephen Watts Kearny. I will lead my troops into New Mexico and California.
Remember me? I’m General Winfield Scott. I will capture Mexico City!