Northerners don’t want to annex Texas because it will throw off the balance of Free states and slave states. In Document B. Channing argued against annexing Texas because if Texas was annexed to the States, it will strengthen the power of slave states. Meanwhile, in Document C. McDuffie want to annex Texas because it will lead to an increase of slave population. War against Mexico was also a source of division. President Polk want to go to war with Mexico, while the Wig protested against going to war with Mexico.
If the success of an Independence movement is defined by achievement of the original goals, then the Mexican Independence Movement was more successful than the Brazilian Independence Movement because Mexico achieved its political, and social goals while Brazil did not achieve its goals to the extent Mexico did, and while Brazil did become economically stable afterwards, Mexico remained economically unstable. There were many political goals for both the Mexican and Brazilian Independence movements. Napoleon’s invasion of the mother countries, Spain and Portugal caused much disruption in the countries so forcing him out was not only a goal but a necessity. Other goals included bringing Ferdinand VII back into power and the final goal was to become independent. Along with the goal of removing Napoleon from Portugal, Brazil’s only set goal politically was to become independent.
People began flocking to California when they started hearing stories about the gold rush, dreams of making it rich, gold lying around just waiting for you to grab it. The gold rush began when james w. marshall found some at sutter mill in Coloma californai. He probably shouldn’t have told anybody because after he did about 300,000 people showed up looking for gold, good for making cities out west but bad for james. The effects of the Gold Rush were substantial. San Francisco grew from a small settlement of about 200 residents in 1846 to a boomtown of about 36,000 by 1852.
Technology played a large part of course; the Spaniards had greater weaponry and firepower than the inferior technological Aztecs. Cortes’s ties with other Indians can possibly be the most influential to Cortes’s victory over the Aztec Empire because it strengthened the Spanish army immensely. As stated before, many events came into play to give Cortes victory over the Aztec Empire. Human sacrifice was very common with the Aztec’s but it was feared and frowned upon by the common people. The reason for the human sacrifices was to feed and give respect to certain gods which the Aztecs believed in.
Mexican-American War is a big event in the 19th century, in which the concept of Manifest Destiny was related with war. The Mexican-American War was not only for increased territory, but also a symbol of America's racial misunderstanding. Some White people have the superiority with themselves.  They took Mexican people’s land as Manifest Destiny, above all moral and law. Many Americans believe that God give them the power and duty to expand territory, strengthen the United States.
Washington D.C. would no longer be permitted to trade in slavery, but slavery was still permitted in the Capitol. California was admitted to the Union as a free state, as they had requested. Now, the bad part of the compromise would begin. In order to secure the agreement of the other politicians, they passed what came to be known as the Fugitive Slave Act. This was a disaster for the country.
The Mexican cession disrupted the balance, which suggests that the Missouri compromise wasn’t successful in minimalizing divisions between north and south. As it could be argued that the compromise actually avoided the issue that caused division in the first place when the debate about the territories gained in the Mexican war should be free soil or slave state. The Missouri compromise was successful because its aim was to maintain the free soil/slave state balance in congress as the north feared the southern majority in congress would vote to the expansion of slavery and the south feared that northern majority in congress would vote to abolish slavery. By using the idea that for every free state, there is a slave state, there is a balance in congress. For example the free soil states were Maine, Michigan, Iowa and Louisiana and the slaves states were Missouri, Arkansas, Florida and Texas.
“(pg. 53-54) Lincoln did not want the South to be afraid of his Republican Presidency either. From the start of the Civil war, Lincoln clarified that the goal of the war was not to “put down slavery, but to put the flag back”, and he refused
This helped Britain gain such a large Empire because by fighting and winning these wars they gained more of the land and more power over the people, it gives them more money and riches and they show themselves as the dominant country. They were able to then go and gain the other sections of India. Another way Britain gained such a large Empire was through trade. For example when the EIC (East Indian Company) started to trade in India they made money for the army and Britain as a whole, they also gained the trust of the people by trading fairly, and they got well paid in crates of spices, calico, gems and silk by the princes and Maharajas of India when the British helped them fight their battles. This helped Britain gain such a large Empire because by trading they got money and power so that they could send out exploration ships and armies to go to other countries and take it.
The 1800s was an era in which the United States conquered the far West. During this period of time, many great events occurred which prospered the country's economy and social status. America was finally becoming heavily industrialized and capitalism was beginning to take shape. People from all over the world were flooding the United States in search of wealth or simply for a better life. This caused for economic development and social changes in the United States among the different immigrant groups.