Manifest Destiny: The Lewis And Clark Expedition

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Manifest Destiny is the belief created by John O'Sullivan in 1845. This means the United States was meant to expand from coast to coast. There were many factors and events that supported this belief and made it happen. These include the Louisiana purchase on April 30th, 1803. The Louisiana purchase helped the united states double its size by purchasing current day Arkansas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa, and part of Colorado, South Dakota, Minnesota, Texas, Louisiana, Illinois, Indiana, and Michigan. The Lewis and Clark expedition also helped the United States work towards manifest destiny. This expedition was led by Meriwether Lewis and his partner William Clark from 1804 to 1806. It helped the United States gain knowledge of…show more content…
Shortly after in 1836 the trail of tears took place. This was where the Cherokees were forced out of their land and moved west. Majority of the Cherokees fought against it, and few agreed. It was a troubling time for the native Americans, and the United States got their land to expand on. The next and one of the most important factors that led to the end of manifest destiny was the Texas revolution. The Texas revolution was the war between Mexico, the Tejanos, and the Americans. It included a series of battles, the most important were the Battle of the Alamo and the Battle of San Jacinto. The battle of the Alamo was in 1836 and was a battle between Texas and Mexico Where Santa Anna ( a Mexican president) led his army of 1,800 men against James Bowie and William Travis’s men. This battle showed the Texans how hard they would have to fight to win their independence and get the land. After this battle, there was the battle of San Jacinto. The battle of San Jacinto happened in 1836. This battle was significant because it was the last battle of the war and ended the Texas revolution. Texas then gained the Mexicans land further leading them to manifest destiny. Another event that was crucial to manifest destiny was the bear flag
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