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The Journey to Manifest Destiny

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    The Manifest Destiny Trip

  • old 300

    old 300
    Between the years of 1821 to 1825 Stephen Austin attracted 300 families into Texas. These three hundred familes became known as the old 300.
  • Mexico outlaws slavery

    Mexico outlaws slavery
    In 1829 slavery in Texas was takin away, This upset the slave owners but Austin persuaded the Mexican Government to allow the slave owners to keep their slaves
  • Mountain men open the western lands

    Mountain men open the western lands
    The mountain men went west to roam the new land. They went west regions between the Mississippi River and the pacific Ocean to trap animals for their fur and sell them.
  • Texas revolts against Mexico

    Texas revolts against Mexico
    A rebelion is started when Santa Ana throws Texan leader Stephen Austin in jail.
  • The Battle of the Alamo

    The Battle of the Alamo
    Santa Anna's troops surround San Antonio. The Alamo was under attack for 12 days. On the 13th day Santa Anna and almost 2,000 men stormed the fortress, and at the end of the day only 7 Texans survived.
  • Texas Declares Independence

    Texas Declares Independence
    Texas declared independence as a free and separate republic in March of 1836.
  • Oregon Fever

    Oregon Fever
    Many settlers went west on the Oregon trail to Oregon. This Trail went from Independance Missouri to the oregon territory.
  • James K. Polk Elected President

    James K. Polk Elected President
    After Polk's election Manifest Destiny became a goverment policy. Polk settled for half of Oregon rather than fight for all of it.
  • Fight over Oregon

    Fight over Oregon
    Americans wanted to expand the United States from coast to coast, and in order to do that they had to get control of Oregon from Great Britain with who they shared it at the time.
  • Trouble with Mexico

    Trouble with Mexico
    The US officially annexes Texas as the 28th state.
  • Mexican-American War

    Mexican-American War
    Mexican forces cross the Rio Grand and attack an American patrol.
  • Congress Declares War on Mexico

    Congress Declares War on Mexico
    The war begins two days after the attack when Congress declared war on Mexico.
  • The Bear Flag Revolt

    The Bear Flag Revolt
    Americans in Northern California raised a flag featuring a Grizzly Bear. The Bear Flag Revolt was started by a small group of American Settlers in California.
  • 49th Parallel

    49th Parallel
    The boundry between the US and Canada was extended by the agreement between Great Britain and the US to divide the Oregon Territory at the 49th parallel.
  • The Fighting in Mexico

    The Fighting in Mexico
    General Taylor and his force of 4,800 battled Santa Ana and his 15,000 mexican soldiers near Buena Vista. General Taylor's forces battled for 2 days until Santa Ana retreated.
  • The Mormon trail

    The Mormon trail
    Most of the settlers went west to in hope to get wealthy. But some went for religion like the Mormons.
  • Treaty of Guadalupe Hildago

    Treaty of Guadalupe Hildago
    Under this treaty Mexico recognized the Rio Grande as the border with Texas, and that Texas was part of the United States. Mexico also gave up the land that is currently California, Nevada, Utah, and most of Arizona, New Mexico and Colorado.