Manifest Destiny 1800-1860

Manifest Destiny 1800-1860

Learning Objectives

  • Describe in what ways did the Missouri Compromise impact the United States?
  • Explain the underlying causes of the expansion of the United States.
  • Analyze the impact of the gold rush on California
  • Describe the consequences of the Mexican War, and especially how the Mexican territorial acquisitions explosively opened the slavery question.
  • Identify the short-term and long-term consequences of the Mexican War on the United States?
  • Explain why the United States eventually incorporated “all of Texas,” but not “all of Oregon” or “all of Mexico”?
  • Describe components of the Compromise of 1850
  • Identify the expansion processes that completed the continental United States.
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