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- Westward migration on the Oregon Trail
- The annexation of Texas
- American expansion under President John Tyler
- President James K. Polk's accomplishments in the lower 48 states
- The Mexican-American War
- The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo and the Wilmot Proviso
- The election of 1848 and the California gold rush
- President Fillmore and the Compromise of 1850
- President Franklin Pierce's politics and economics
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.
5. The Mexican-American War, Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo & the Wilmot Proviso
The controversial Mexican-American War lasted from 1846-1848. In this lesson, discover how the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo expanded the southern part of the United States all the way to the Pacific Ocean.
6. Election of 1848 and the California Gold Rush
General Zachary Taylor was elected president in 1848, hoping to see the peaceful addition of land from the Mexican cession. 'Old Rough and Ready' wasn't prepared for the California gold rush.
7. President Fillmore and the Compromise of 1850
Following President Zachary Taylor's death, Millard Fillmore took office. He supported the Compromise of 1850 that added new states from the Mexican cession and attempted to resolve long-standing controversies over slavery.
8. President Franklin Pierce's Politics and Economics
In the wake of the Compromise of 1850, President Franklin Pierce pursued an aggressive agenda of expansion. In this lesson, find out why it inflamed sectional tensions, and why he wasn't re-nominated for a second term.
9. Ranching, Cattle Trails & Cowboys of the American West
This lesson will explore the 19th century American West. It will highlight ranching, cattle trails, and the American cowboy. It will also identify causes for the 20th century decline of small ranches.
10. Farming in the American West in the Early 1900s
After the passage of the Homestead Act, many people traveled west to begin farming the land. Learn about the many obstacles the western farmer faced during the early 1900s.
11. Westward U.S. Expansion (1820-1860)
This lesson will explain America's 19th century expansion into the West. It will define the concept of Manifest Destiny and highlight the displacement of Native Americans.
12. Henry Clay and the American System
Henry Clay's development of the American System represented the nationalist sentiment that swept the nation following the War of 1812. Learn about the economic system and its impact on the United States.
13. Henry Clay Compromise
Understand the importance of Henry Clay in American politics during the nineteenth century, learn why Clay was known as the 'Great Compromiser,' and explore the compromises Clay crafted to keep northerners and southerners from drifting into war.
14. The Battle of New Orleans: Summary, Significance & Facts
In this lesson, we'll discuss the Battle of New Orleans during the War of 1812. Learn what happened at this battle, how it affected the war as a whole, and who was involved in the battle.
15. Zebulon Pike: Biography, Facts & Timeline
Zebulon Pike is best known as an explorer of the American West. He explored the southern portion of the Louisiana Purchase, and Pikes Peak in Colorado is named after him.
16. The Lone Star Republic: Definition & President
Texas is still known as the Lone Star State, but in this lesson we'll look back at its history as the Lone Star Republic. We'll discuss Texan independence and see how this impacted their history.
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