Manifest Destiny: A Man Without A Party

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Manifest Destiny The United States 1840-1850 •  •  •  •  •  •  Harrison Administration Man without a party The Texas Question Manifest Destiny Mexican-American War Compromise of 1850 Harrison Administration •  William Henry Harrison defeats Martin Van Buren, 1840 •  Harrison is Inaugurated March 4, 1841 •  Henry Clay and the Whigs are excited. 3rd National Bank? •  Harrison dies April 4, 1841 •  John Tyler first Vice President to ascend to the Presidency. Is he President or Acting President? A Man Without a Party •  Tyler a Whig? •  John Tyler v Henry Clay •  3rd National…show more content…
•  “Mexico has passed the boundary of the United States, has invaded our territory and shed American blood upon the American soil.” Polk, War Message, 11 May 1846 •  House 174 - 14, Senate 40 – 2 •  Protest against the war. Mexican-American War •  Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, February 1848 1.  Border between the United States and Mexico would be fixed at the Rio Grande. 2.  Mexico relinquished all or part of modern California, Nevada, Utah, Wyoming, Colorado, Texas, New Mexico and Arizona. 3.  The United States paid $15 million for the territory 4.  The U.S. agreed to assume all claims logged against Mexico by American Citizens. Mexican-American War •  Results 1.  More than 500,000 square miles of territory 2.  Mexico half its former size. 3.  Mexican Resentment for the United States 4.  Slavery…show more content…
Citizens in these territories to decide on slavery by a vote, popular sovereignty. 3.  Slave trade in Washington D.C. was abolished 4.  New Fugitive Slave Act •  Opposed by Zachary Taylor, Dies in office July 9, 1850. Fugitive Slave Law •  Required the federal government to take an active role in the return of slaves to their masters. •  Suspected fugitives were denied a right to trial or to defend themselves at a judicial proceeding. •  Free African-Americans in the North were sometimes returned to Southerners who claimed that they had lost slaves. •  Those participating in the Underground Railroad would face stiff criminal and civil penalties. Taylor Administration •  Clayton-Bulwer Treaty, 1850 U.S. and G.B. 1.  Canal across Central America was to be neutral 2.  Neither side was to erect or maintain any fortifications at the canal 3.  Neither side was to occupy, or fortify, or colonize, or assume, or exercise dominion over…any part of Central America. •  Slavery issue •  Died in Office, July 9,

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