as the Mexican
American War (1846
48) related to the idea
Your paper should
summarize the topic and
open with a
clear and defensible thesis statement
up with supporting evidence
throughout the body of the pape
r. Your paper should end with a
Your paper should
President James K. Polk and the ideology of “Manifest Destiny”
the ideology of Manifest Destiny
Also, please d
James K. Polk’s
on manifest destiny and the Mexican
None can fail to see the danger to our safety and future peace if Texas remains an
independent state or becomes an ally or dependency of some foreign nation more powerful
my duty to assert and maintain by all Constitutional means the right of the
United States to that portion of our territory which lies beyond the Rocky Mountains.
ighty years ago our population was confined on the west by the ridge of the Alleghanies.
ithin that period
within the lifetime, I might say, of some of my hearers
increasing to many millions, have filled the eastern valley of the Mississippi, adventurously
ascended the Missouri to its headsprings, and are already engaged in estab
blessings of self
government in valleys of which the rivers flow to the Pacific. The world
beholds the peaceful triumphs of the industry of our emigrants
The jurisdiction of our
laws and the benefits of our republican institutions should be ex
tended over them in the
distant regions which they have selected for their homes.
beginning of the Mexican
American war and Texas
Discuss why this war began
What was the
The end of the Mexican
What was the trea
? Citizenship for former Mexican citizens? Did
this Include Native Americans?
Discuss what this was. Also, please discuss its effect on the Tohono O’odham tribe.
Racial implications of US taking
day California, Utah, Nevada, Arizona and New Mexico
not taking over the rest of Mexico
Why do you think that the US only took the northern territories of Mexico after the war?
Why did the US not invade
and take over
all of Mexico?
s for your paper
include developing your skills to express your ideas clearly in writing, cite sorces 6 to 8 pages