The Mexican War: Manifest Destiny or a Slaveholder Conspiracy?

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The Mexican War: Manifest Destiny or a Slaveholder Conspiracy?. I. Texas Fights for Independence from Mexico (1836). Context: -- Mexican Independence from Spain (1821). Stephen Austin & a Growing “ Gringo” Population in Texas. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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The Mexican War: Manifest Destiny or a Slaveholder Conspiracy?

The Mexican War: Manifest Destiny or a Slaveholder Conspiracy?

I. Texas Fights for Independence from Mexico (1836)Context: -- Mexican Independence from Spain (1821)

Stephen Austin & a Growing Gringo Population in Texas

Increasing Tension in Texas: Religion, Slavery & Santa Annas Dictatorship

The Fighting: Texas Defeat at The Alamo -- then Victory

C. A Slaveholder Conspiracy? Sectionalism and US Neutrality

II. The US Annexes TexasA. The Dangers of an Independent Texas

B. The 1844 Election: Polk Promises Manifest Destiny

C. Nueces or Rio Grande? US Annexation of Texas & the Border Dispute (1845)

D. Spotty Lincoln: American Blood on American Soil?

III. The Mexican-American War and Its ImpactA. Surprising Victories: California, Buena Vista, Mexico

B. The ImpactThe Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo (1848), The Gold Rush & American Expansion

The Wilmot Proviso & the Beginning of the Sectional Crisis

Expansion + Slavery Debate Civil War