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Ch 9: Manifest Destiny: Homework Help

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The Manifest Destiny chapter of this High School U.S. History Homework Help course helps students complete their manifest destiny history homework and earn better grades. This homework help resource uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long.

How it works:

  • Identify which concepts are covered on your manifest destiny history homework.
  • Find videos on those topics within this chapter.
  • Watch fun videos, pausing and reviewing as needed.
  • Complete sample problems and get instant feedback.
  • Finish your manifest destiny history homework with ease!

Topics from your homework you'll be able to complete:

  • 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

16 Lessons in Chapter 9: Manifest Destiny: Homework Help
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The Oregon Trail: Westward Migration to the Pacific Ocean

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.

Manifest Destiny's Texas Annexation Problem

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.

President John Tyler: American Expansion and Sectional Concerns

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?

President James K. Polk's Accomplishments in the Lower 48 States

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.

The Mexican-American War, Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo & the Wilmot Proviso

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.

Election of 1848 and the California Gold Rush

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.

President Fillmore and the Compromise of 1850

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.

President Franklin Pierce's Politics and Economics

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.

Ranching, Cattle Trails & Cowboys of the American West

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.

Farming in the American West in the Early 1900s

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.

Westward U.S. Expansion (1820-1860)

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.

Henry Clay and the American System

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.

Henry Clay Compromise

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.

The Battle of New Orleans: Summary, Significance & Facts

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.

Zebulon Pike: Biography, Facts & Timeline

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.

The Lone Star Republic: Definition & President

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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