The Manifest Destiny unit covers three days of class time (suggested) and begins with a look at the birth of the Republic of Texas and the continued westward expansion of the United States, culminating in the Mexican-American War. We examine how the Mexican Cession intensified the debate on slavery. Time period: 1840 to 1850.
The Manifest Destiny unit contains two sections:
the Tyler and Texas presentation looks at the creation of the Republic of Texas
the Mexican-American War presentation examines the causes and outcomes of this conflict.
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