US Territorial Acquisitions
Manifest Destiny was an idea first articulated in 1845 and popular in the United States during the early part of the 19th century. This doctrine expressed the belief that the expansion of the United States throughout the Americas was inevitable and justified - by God according to some. This idea was championed by Americans seeking to annex Oregon, California, Northern Mexico and, interestingly enough, Cuba. Successful students will use the provided map of the territories to obtain, evaluate, and communicate information about the US Territorial Acquisitions during that time.