westward expansion

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The Growth of a Nation 1800 - 1830

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Jeffersonian Democracy Individual Rights Gov`t protects these rights Seperation of Church & State

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A Big Country

“Manifest Destiny” : 

“Manifest Destiny” First coined by newspaper editor, John O’Sullivan in 1845. ".... the right of our manifest destiny to over spread and to possess the whole of the continent which Providence has given us for the development of the great experiment of liberty and federaltive development of self-government entrusted to us. It is right such as that of the tree to the space of air and the earth suitable for the full expansion of its principle and destiny of growth." A myth of the West as a land of romance and adventure emerged.

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Westward 1820 -1830

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John Q. Adams Border Treaties

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Missouri Comp... Territorial Treaties

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Transportation Revolution

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1824 Election

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1828 Election

Aroostook “War,” 1839 : 

Aroostook “War,” 1839 The only war ever declared by a state. Between the Canadian region of New Brunswick and the state of Maine. Cause: The expulsion of Canadian lumberjacks in the disputed area of Aroostook by Maine officials. Congress called up 50,000 men and voted for $10,000,000 to pay for the “war.” General Winfield Scott arranged a truce, and a border commission was convened to resolve the issue.

Maine Boundary Settlement, 1842 : 

Maine Boundary Settlement, 1842

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Room to Grow