Manifest Destiny: Did the US Expand Ethically?

Purpose of Unit:

Students will pick a side and write a PERSUASIVE ESSAY on whether or not the United States expanded ethically in the 19th century.

Essential Question(s)

How did the United States acquire the territories of Louisiana, California, Florida, Oregon, and Texas?

What is IMPERIALISM?  What is DIPLOMACY?

Standards:

Downloads:

Manifest Destiny Essay Planner

Manifest Destiny Final Essay Rubric

Chapter Introduction

Secondary Source-Louisiana

Secondary Source-Florida Reading

Secondary Source-Texas Reading

Secondary Source-Oregon Reading

Classwork-Was it ethical for the United States to acquire Louisiana

Classwork-Was it ethical for the United States to acquire Florida

Classwork-Did the United States Acquire Texas ethically

Classwork-Did The United States Acquire Oregon Ethically

Classwork-Did the United States acquire the Southwest Ethically

Classwork-What was the Trail of Tears

Primary Source-Indian Removal Act

Secondary Source-Indian Removal Act

Crack The Code-Petition Against Indian Removal

Manifest Destiny Final Essay Rubric

Essay Completion Steps

Tea Party Handouts

Classwork-Was the Mexican American War Ethical

30 Days Guide + Homework Instructions

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