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Ch 5: NY Regents - Manifest Destiny & Westward Expansion: Help and Review

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The Manifest Destiny and Westward Expansion chapter of this NY Regents Exam - U.S. History and Government Help and Review course is the simplest way to learn about Manifest Destiny and Westward Expansion for the NY Regents Exam. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure students learn the essentials of Manifest Destiny and westward expansion.

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Students will review:

This chapter helps students review the concepts in a Manifest Destiny and westward expansion unit of a standard U.S. history course. Topics covered include:

  • The politics and economics of President Franklin Pierce
  • Election of 1848
  • California Gold Rush
  • The Compromise of 1850 and President Fillmore
  • The Homestead Act of 1862

12 Lessons in Chapter 5: NY Regents - Manifest Destiny & Westward Expansion: Help and Review
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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.

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

3. 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

4. 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

5. 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

6. 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.

Westward Expansion: The Homestead Act of 1862 & the Frontier Thesis

7. Westward Expansion: The Homestead Act of 1862 & the Frontier Thesis

Between the mid-1800s and the turn of the 20th century, the American frontier opened and closed abruptly. What factors influenced this land rush, and how did it help shape American history?

Brigham Young: Biography, History & Facts

8. Brigham Young: Biography, History & Facts

Brigham Young was greatly responsible for the shaping of the American west. He led the Mormons and their Latter-day Saint movement to Utah and was popularly known as the Mormon Moses or American Moses.

Invention of the Telegraph: History & Overview

9. Invention of the Telegraph: History & Overview

In this lesson we explore the invention of the telegraph. One of the most important communication systems of the nineteenth century, the telegraph revolutionized communications, sending messages that previously had taken days in only minutes.

Panic of 1819: Summary & Causes

10. Panic of 1819: Summary & Causes

The Panic of 1819 was the first major economic depression in U.S. history. Banks closed, houses and farms were foreclosed, and nearly everyone was affected. In this lesson, focus on the Panic of 1819 and its causes.

Who is Zachary Taylor? - Presidency, Facts & Accomplishments

11. Who is Zachary Taylor? - Presidency, Facts & Accomplishments

In this lesson, we'll be studying Zachary Taylor, the 12th President of the United States who also died just over one year after taking office. After the lesson, test your knowledge with a quiz.

Who Were Lewis and Clark? - Discoveries, Timeline & Facts

12. Who Were Lewis and Clark? - Discoveries, Timeline & Facts

Lewis and Clark were American explorers commissioned by the President of the United States to explore the Louisiana and Oregon territories. Their expedition is celebrated as a major exploration leading to further American settlement in the West.

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