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- The significance of the Oregon Trail
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1. The Oregon Trail: Westward Migration to the Pacific Ocean
Throughout the first half of the 19th century, the United States expanded its borders all the way to the Pacific Ocean, fulfilling its manifest destiny. Find out about the reasons people wanted this land, the path that took them there and the politicians who supported it all.
2. Manifest Destiny's Texas Annexation Problem
Find out why it took five presidents (Jackson, Van Buren, Harrison, Tyler and Polk) to get Texas annexed into the U.S. and added as a state during the era of Manifest Destiny.
3. President John Tyler: American Expansion and Sectional Concerns
In the presidential election of 1840, 'Tippecanoe and Tyler, Too!' prevailed. But with President Harrison's death just a month later, Vice President John Tyler took the oath of office. Was 'His Accidency' really as bad a president as some critics suggest?
4. President James K. Polk's Accomplishments in the Lower 48 States
President James Polk may be obscure, but he wasn't insignificant. Learn about his controversial territorial acquisitions that define most of what Americans today call the 'Lower 48' states.
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Other chapters within the TCI History Alive The United States Through Industrialism: Online Textbook Help course
- History Alive Chapter 1: The First Americans
- History Alive Chapter 2: European Exploration & Settlement
- History Alive Chapter 3: The English Colonies in North America
- History Alive Chapter 4: Life in the Colonies
- History Alive Chapter 5: Toward Independence
- History Alive Chapter 6: The Declaration of Independence
- History Alive Chapter 7: The American Revolution
- History Alive Chapter 8: Creating the Constitution
- History Alive Chapter 9: The Constitution - A More Perfect Union
- History Alive Chapter 10: The Bill of Rights
- History Alive Chapter 11: Political Developments in the Early Republic
- History Alive Chapter 12: Foreign Affairs in the Young Nation
- History Alive Chapter 13: A Growing Sense of Nationhood
- History Alive Chapter 14: Andrew Jackson & the Growth of American Democracy
- History Alive Chapter 16: Life in the West
- History Alive Chapter 17: Mexicano Contributions to the Southwest
- History Alive Chapter 18: An Era of Reform
- History Alive Chapter 19: The Worlds of North & South
- History Alive Chapter 20: African Americans in the Mid-1800s
- History Alive Chapter 21: A Dividing Nation
- History Alive Chapter 22: The Civil War
- History Alive Chapter 23: The Reconstruction Era
- History Alive Chapter 24: Tensions in the West
- History Alive Chapter 25: The Rise of Industry
- History Alive Chapter 26: The Great Wave of Immigration
- History Alive Chapter 27: The Progressive Era
- History Alive Chapter 28: The United States Becomes a World Power
- History Alive Chapter 29: Linking Past to Present