Why Should You Move to the West?
By: Kelsea Wade, Lindsay Klasek and Carly Henzler
Manifest Destiny & Peoples Attitudes
Manifest Destiny was prevalent during the 19th century of American expansion that the United States stretched from coast to coast. This event helped start western settlement, Native American removal, and war with México. In 1845, the United States annexed Texas and the following year reached a settlement with Great Britain for control of the Pacific Northwest. Mexico's opposition to the annexation of Texas led to the Mexican War (1846–1848), which resulted in the U.S. acquisition of California and the American Southwest through the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo. This expansion would involve not merely territorial aggrandizement but the progress of liberty and individual economic opportunity. Indians hated Manifest Destiny because Americans made them leave their tribes and homes. Some champions favored Manifest Destiny and others did not due to conflict over slavery, many Americans rejected Manifest Destiny. Slavery was not fully resolved until the Civil War. So, Manifest Destiny was proved to be a mixed blessing for U.S. society and culture. Later on, it divided the North and South and became a leading factor to Civil War.
Indian Removal Policy
Klondike Gold Rush
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