Manifest Destiny Aggressive Imperialism

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Manifest Destiny was not benevolent, but an aggressive imperialism pursued at the expense of others because America spreaded its boundaries over a vast area. The removal of the Indians, possession of Oregon and Texas, as well as the Mexican War, were all results of Manifest Destiny. Manifest Destiny was an. aggressive imperialism pursued at the expense of others due to events similar to the removal of Indians. William Henry Harrison was a congressional delegate from the Northwest Territory in 1799. He was also an indian fighter at age twenty-six. These qualifications enabled Harrison to help with the development of the west. In 1800, Harrison played a big role in the passage of the Harrison Land Law, which allowed …show more content…
After Texas became their own state, there was a dispute over what territory belonged to them, and what territory belonged to Mexico. Texans claimed their western and southern border was Rio Grande, while Mexicans claimed their border was to the north of Rio Grande in Nueces. Polk sent troops under the command of General Zachary Taylor, in case Mexico planned to make an invasion in Texas. New Mexico happened to be part of the territory that was disputed over. The region was dominated by Spanish and Indians, and was later opened to America by the Mexican Government. The land was soon full of more Americans than Mexicans. Some settlers went to the Sacramento Valley in California. New Mexico and California soon became next two lands America planned on seizing. Polk tried to buy the territories from Mexico, but Mexico refused. Polk then gave orders to Taylor to move his army to Rio Grande. The Mexican troops attacked a unit of American troops, and war was declared by Congress on May 13, 1846. After Taylor left the Mexicans evacuate without fighting back, Polk changed his defensive. Colonel Stephen W. Kearny was in charge of a small army and captured New Mexico and

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