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Manifest Destiny

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  • Q1
    Agreement in which Spain gave up all of Florida to the United States
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    Adams Onis Treaty
  • Q2
    Join or merge territory into an existing political unit such as a country or state
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    Drawn to California by the lure of wealth by the Gold rush and/or farming. Immigrants from China. Helped build the Transcontinental Railroad
    Chinese Immigrants
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    A form of political participation that reflects a conscious decision to break a law believed to be immoral and to suffer the consequences.
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    Civil Disobedience
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    American writer and transcendentalist philosopher, he studied nature and published a magazine article, "Civil Disobedience," as well as his famous book, Walden Pond.
    David Henry Thoreau
  • Q6
    -fertile soil - new land for farmers
    Economic Roots of Manifest Destiny
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    Former Spanish Colonies
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    Agreement w/ Mexico that gave the US parts of present-day New Mexico & Arizona in exchange for $10 million; all but completed the continental expansion envisioned by those who believed in Manifest Destiny.
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    Gadsden Purchase
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    a period from 1848 to 1856 when thousands of people came to California in order to search for gold.
    Gold Rush
  • Q10
    Immigrants from Ireland that had fled to United States due to lack of food caused by the poato blight disease. This left families in Ireland with little food. When in America Irish helped build Cumberland Road by digging the entire 12-18 inch canal by hand
    Irish Immigrants
  • Q11
    11th President of the United States from Tennessee; committed to westward expansion; led the country during the Mexican War; U.S. annexed Texas and took over Oregon during his administration
    James K. Polk
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    the possession and settling of an area shared by two or more countries
    Joint Occupation
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    1803 purchase of the Louisiana territory from France. Made by Jefferson, this doubled the size of the US.
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    Louisiana Purchase
  • Q14
    A notion held by a nineteenth-century Americans that the United States was destined to rule the continent, from the Atlantic the Pacific.
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    Manifest Destiny
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    1848. Awarded as part of the Treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo after the Mexican American War. U.S. paid $15 million for 525,000 square miles.
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    Mexican Cession

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