1820-1850 Early Expansion: Imperialism or Destiny?, assignment help

  • What factors lured Americans to the Far West—California, New Mexico, Oregon, and Utah—from the 1820s through the 1840s?
  • Were the Texans justified in revolting against Mexico in 1836? Explain.
  • Americans have seemingly always believed that their nation was blessed with a divine mission. Explain. How did that notion relate to the concept of Manifest Destiny? Does such a sense of mission persist today?
  • Was the Mexican-American War an imperialistic venture by the United States? Given the expansionist spirit of the age, why did the United States not seek to acquire all of Mexico?