Manifest Destiny

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In History
  • Birth of Mountain Men

    Birth of Mountain Men
    Mountain men begin to explore the west and create trails going westward for pioneers.
  • Austin Starts the Colony

    Austin Starts the Colony
    Stephen Austin starts colony and attracts around 300 settlers known as the "Old Three Hundred"
  • Mexico gains Independence from Spain

    Mexico gains Independence from Spain
    Mexico becomes free from Spanish rule.
  • Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

    Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
    Joseph Smith founds the Mormon Church.
  • Austin Returns to Mexico City

    Austin Returns to Mexico City
    Austin travels to Mexico City to request better conditions for Americans in Texas. President Santa Anna finds out that if he did not agree Austin would support Texas breaking away from Mexico, and arrests Austin.
  • The Alamo

    The Alamo
    180 volunteers nearly defend the small Alamo fort and kill over 1,000 Mexican Soldiers, but cannot defend the fort after running out of ammunition.
  • Sam Houston Becomes General of Texan Army

    Sam Houston Becomes General of Texan Army
    A meeting at a settlement decides to declare Texas an independent state and chooses that Houston is the General.
  • Battle of San Jacinto

    Battle of San Jacinto
    Texan Army advances to San Jacinto and destroy half of the Mexican Army, Santa Anna signs a treaty to give Texas freedom.
  • Fights over Oregon.

    Fights over Oregon.
    United States and Britain fight over who owns Oregon and split the region to create the boarder between United States and Canada later in American history.
  • Texas Admitted to Union

    Texas Admitted to Union
    United States Congress admitts Texas as a slave state.
  • Westward Expansion

    Westward Expansion
    President James Polk was commited to the expansion of America and wanted America to spread coast to coast.
  • War With Mexico Begins

    War With Mexico Begins
    Mexican soldiers cross Rio Grande and ambush an American patrol and start the war between America an Mexico.
  • Siege of Mexico City

    Siege of Mexico City
    Winfield Scott leads forces into Mexico and capture Mexico City ending the war in the United States' favor.
  • Sights of Gold

    Sights of Gold
    James Marshall spots gold in a river in California.
  • California Admitted into the Union

    California Admitted into the Union
    California is admitted as a free state into the United States.
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    California Gold Rush

    Pioneers from all over the East Coast, Europe, and Asia travel to the Sierra Nevada Mountains to find gold in the rivers.