Chapter 14

Chapter 14: Manifest Destiny

Focus Questions

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What were the dominant issues in national politics in the 1840s?
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Why did settlers migrate west, and what conditions did they face?
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Why did Texas declare independence from Mexico in 1836, and why were many Americans reluctant to accept it as a new state in the Union?
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What were the causes of the Mexican War?
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What territories did the United States gain from the Mexican War, and what controversial issue consequently arose?

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