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Manifest Destiny

Manifest Destiny

Author: Dan Boyle
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Tutorial

American Expansion to the Mexican War (Screencast-O-Matic Version)

A look at how the United States came to control the land from Florida to the Pacific Ocean as a result of the Mexican War

This is the Screencast-O-Matic version, which is what those of you who have not had trouble with viewing these have been watching all along.

American Expansion to the Mexican War (YouTube Version)

A look at how the United States came to control the land from Florida to the Pacific Ocean as a result of the Mexican War

This is the YouTube version of this tutorial.

Manifest Destiny (Screencast-O-Matic Version)

A look at how Manifest Destiny was a part of the fight for the Oregon Territory and all of the territory the United States gained in the years before the Civil War.

Manifest Destiny (YouTube Version)

A look at how Manifest Destiny was a part of the fight for the Oregon Territory and all of the territory the United States gained in the years before the Civil War.

"American Progress" by John Gast

Answer these questions and bring your them to class tomorrow:

1. What do you see in this painting, entitled "American Progress" and painted by John Gast? 

2. The floating white woman in this painting is heading West.  What do you think she represents?  How is this symbolized in the painting?