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Hist 1054/8/2019Westward Expansion; Manifest Destiny – 1840s slogan god given right to expand into the west. AmericanExceptionalism, God is on the side of America, Americans believe that they have been given a mission to bring democracy and religion into the west, used as a safety belt to expand into. Young America, recognized that most of the founders have passed, change the idea of man hood, martial manhood; strong and capable of handling violence. March out into the open, challenges to fight in from of crowds. William Hennery Harrison - small one room long cabin right on the sport for lodging before speeches. Vp – John Tyler ascends to the Presidency Democrat on the ticket. Didn’t really have a party because he wasn’t a wig or democrat. doesn’t run in 1844 couldn’t find a group to fit in with, James K Polk – Polk becomes ta manifest destiny president o the American Society. 4th time climbed for presidentEven today US War with Mexico least honorable of the US History, grabbing as much land as you can. Land amphibious crew at berceuse 2 years war with Mexico, took California and 1/3 of the united states. Slavery in the west is what begins the civil war, when the war with Mexico begins this is when the discussion about slavery in the west begins. Pennsylvania democrat proposes that any new territory captured from Mexico will not allow slavery Willmott Proviso. Congress never adopted the proviso, opposition of slavery was what became of the Lincoln and the Republican party.Expanding the Missouri Compromise, Louisiana Purchase – put together a state constitution that would make Missouri a slave state. Balance of slave and free states and admitting slave state would break the balance. Admit a slave state and admit a free state – the rest of Louisiana Purchase draw a line at 36 30’ to split between slave and free states.Pro slavery, southern rights – John C Calhoun, right to hold a slave is the legal and constitutional right to possess property therefore slavery could not be kept out of the west. Slavery must be legal in all of the new western territories. Popular Sovereignty , people are capable of self government, let the actual settlers of the west decide if they want to be a slave state or


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