Beatriz Figueroa Essay

742 Words Dec 13th, 2012 3 Pages
Beatriz Figueroa 11-28-12
1. Explain the philosophy of “Manifest Destiny.” What forces created this concept?
-The Manifest Destiny is the belief that the United States had a divine mission to extend its power and civilization across North America. The idea that created this concept was the rapid expansion of America into the West from the East.
2. What were some of the arguments by those who did not embrace the idea of Manifest Destiny?
-The Northern critics believed that because of all of the expansionist drive it would make the south to spread slavery into western lands.
3. Why did tensions increase between the American settlers in Texas and the Mexican government?
-Because Santa Anna insisted on enforcing Mexico’s laws in
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10. What were some of the arguments by critics of the U.S. entry into the Mexican war?
-The Whigs were opposed going to war and they doubted that American blood had been shed on American soil. Believed that it was unfair to take away Mexico’s lands.
11. What were the objectives of the American offensives in the Mexican war?
- Some of their objectives were to persuade Mexico to sell the California and New Mexico territories as well as settling a disagreement on the Mexican-Texas border.
12. What was the purpose of the Wilmot Proviso? Do you think it ever had a chance to work? why or why not?
-The purpose of the Wilmot Proviso was to forbid slavery in any new land that was owned by Mexico. No, it never had a chance since Senate rejected this proposal.
13. How does manifest destiny reflect some of the racial attitude of the times?
- Manifest Destiny reflects some of the racial attitudes because white settlers had the ability and right to invade the Native Americans land.
14. Why do you think the U.S. was not successful at expanding into central and South America as they were moving westward?
- The U.S. was not successful at expanding into central and South America as they moved westward because William Walker developed a proslavery in Central America, but the counties there invaded and defeated him and his scheme.
15. How does the artwork of the time reflect the values of the culture?
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