Manifest Destiny 19th Century Essay

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Final 1. During the nineteenth century the newly formed United States of America began to expand westward towards the pacific. Many people began to think that it was the destiny of the newly formed country to expand as much as possible. John L. Sullivan employed the term in an article on the annexation of Texas that was published in the United States Magazine from July to August in 1845.The term expressed the God-given mission to Anglo-Saxon Americans that they should spread than and conquer many lands. One of the consequences of the manifest destiny was that tribe after tribe of Native Americans were being moved out of their lands by white people to fulfilling their “destiny”. 2. The Supreme Court case of Scott v. Sanford was one the most…show more content…
About mid-way through the nineteenth century (1846) the Mexican-American War broke between the United States and Mexico for the state of Texas and a giant chunk of Mexican territory. After a two-year long battle, the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo was signed on February 2, 1848. The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo recognized the Rio Grande as the border between the United States and Mexico and also added five hundred twenty-five thousand square miles to U.S. territory, which includes the current states of Arizona, California, Nevada, Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming, and Texas. Also the U.S was required to pay fifteen million dollars to settle claims of U.S citizens against Mexican citizens. 4. The Civil War was one of the deadliest wars that the United States has been a part of. As most people know, it was a battle for slavery between the North and the South, but there were different issues besides slavery that ignited the four-year long war. In the time leading up to the Civil War there was a big economical difference between the North and South. The North began to develop through a more industrial path with a plethora of factories that popped up all over the north. In contrast, the South remained an agricultural scene in which slaves would work in cotton and tobacco
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