•  CHAPTER FOURTEEN: THE TERRITORIAL EXPANSION OF THE UNITED STATES, 1830s–1850s


    The Fur Trade

                Mountain Men-

     

    Government-Sponsored Exploration

                Lt. Zebulon Pike-

     

                Maj. Stephen Long-

     

                Capt. John C. Fremont-

     

    Expansion and Indian Policy

                “Great American Desert”-

     

                Santa Fe Trail-

     

    Manifest Destiny

                Motivations-

     

                Obstacles-

     

    The Overland Trails

                Wagon Trains-

     

    Oregon

                “Frontier of Inclusion”


     

                Oregon Fever

     

                54o40’ or Fight

     

                Buchanan- Packenham Treaty

     


    Americans in Texas


     

    The Texas Revolt

     


    The Republic of Texas

     


    Texas Annexation and the Election of 1844


     

    THE MEXICAN-AMERICAN WAR

    Origins of the War

     


    Mr. Polk’s War

                Spot Resolutions*


     

    The Press and Popular War Enthusiasm

     


    CALIFORNIA AND THE GOLD RUSH

    Russian-Californio Trade

     


    Early American Settlement

     


    Sutter’s Mill


     

    Mining Camps

     

    THE POLITICS OF MANIFEST DESTINY

     

    The Wilmot Proviso

     

     

    The Free-Soil Movement


     

    The Election of 1848

                Popular sovereignty –

     

                End of the Second American Party System ?

     
     
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