Primary Sources of Westward Expansion: Manifest Destiny and the Mexican-American War, 1st Edition

  • Zachary Deibel
  • Published By: Cavendish Square Publishing
  • ISBN-10: 1502626357
  • ISBN-13: 9781502626356
  • DDC: 973.6
  • Grade Level Range: 6th Grade - 9th Grade
  • 64 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2018 | Published/Released February 2018
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2018

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Manifest Destiny the name given in the 1840s to a belief that the coast-to-coast expansion of the United States was both inevitable and justified, regardless of the means. Standing in the way were not only the native populations, but also the descendants of Spanish settlers who had lived in the Southwest for centuries. The racist belief that white men rightfully should expand their institutions into the area brought the United States into conflict with Mexico. War was declared in 1846, and by the time the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo was signed in 1848, ending the war, the US had gained territory that contains all or part of the states of California, Arizona, Utah, Nevada, and New Mexico. This book richly explores this fascinating part of history.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Introduction: A National Idea.
1: Origins of Manifest Destiny.
2: The Mexican-American War.
3: The Expansion of Manifest Destiny.
4: Lasting Effects of Manifest Destiny.
Further Information.
About the Author.