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Who first created the term Manifest Destiny in an article he wrote with that name?
The belief that the United States was destined to expand and own all territory across the country, and that this was God's desire.
What did the Americans claim that this concept justified?
President Jackson ordered the removal of Cherokee Indians from lands west of the Mississippi River; white settlers wanted to expand onto Native Land
The long, forced journey of the Cherokee due to the Indian Removal Act
Mexican leader fighting Texan forces in Texas' war for Independence
When Texas is added and becomes a state in 1846.
In 1849 the large migration of people to the west, specifically California, in search of gold
Treaty that ended the Mexican War, granting the U.S. control of Texas, New Mexico, and California in exchange for $15 million
Land gained by America after the Mexican War in the Treaty of Gudalupe Hidalgo
Bill that would ban slavery in the territories acquired after the War with Mexico but failed.
A U.S. General and he defeated Santa Anna in the Mexican War.
U.S. General that was a military leader in the Mexican War and he was sent by President Polk to lead the American army against Mexico at Rio Grande, but defeated.
Single term president whose main goal was to take western territory. He was president during the Mexican American War.
fought to gain independence for Texas from Mexico and to make it a part of the United States; commander of the Texas army at the Battle of San Jacinto
A famous empresario who now has a city named after him; Son of Moses Austin who worked with the Mexican government.
a small mission where a group of Texan and American soldiers were killed by the Mexican army; Battle where Santa Anna surrounds Texan forces
started in 1846, fought for 2 years over land, started with a border dispute in Texas
The 1836 rebellion in which Texas gained its independence from Mexico. It later joined the United States.
What term is used today to represent ideas similar to that of Manifest Destiny? The idea that America is superior.
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