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Ch 9: Manifest Destiny: Tutoring Solution

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The Manifest Destiny chapter of this High School U.S. History Tutoring Solution is a flexible and affordable path to learning about the concept of Manifest Destiny. These simple and fun video lessons are each about five minutes long and they teach all of the topics involving Manifest Destiny required in a typical high school U.S. history course.

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  • Struggle with understanding the controversial annexation of Texas, the Mexican-American War, the Compromise of 1850, or any other Manifest Destiny topic
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Learning Objectives

  • Discuss westward migration and the Oregon Trail.
  • Learn about the Texas annexation problem.
  • Take a look at American expansion and sectional concerns.
  • Explore America's expansion during Polk's presidency.
  • Understand what led to the Mexican-American War.
  • Learn about the California Gold Rush.
  • Discuss President Fillmore's support for the Compromise of 1850.
  • Examine the politics and economics of President Franklin Pierce.

9 Lessons in Chapter 9: Manifest Destiny: Tutoring Solution
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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.

James Madison: Federalist & President

9. James Madison: Federalist & President

'If men were angels, no government would be necessary.' James Madison said these words in defense of the government he helped create. Read this lesson to learn about Madison's role as one of the 'Founding Fathers' of the United States.

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