From the 1840’s - 1900’s the united states expanded greatly. This expansion included many of our states today. Including Florida, Louisiana, Oregon,California, Hawaii and many more. With growing pride and confidence, Americans claimed that their nation was destined to spread across the entire continent, from sea to sea. This idea became known as Manifest Destiny.
During the period of Manifest Destiny America acquired many territories. The Louisiana Purchase was the acquisition by the United States of America of 828,800 square miles of the French territory Louisiana in 1803. The U.S. paid a total cost of 15 million dollars for the Louisiana territory. Alaska wasn’t bought until 1867, that was when we purchased it from Russia.
Florida was also purchased during Manifest Destiny. It was purchased during 1819 from Spain. Andrew Jackson invaded Florida and Spain sold it to the U.S for 5 million. The Texas Annexation of 1845 was the voluntary annexation of the Republic of Texas to the United States of America, becoming the twenty-eighth state. Texas claimed but never controlled Colorado, Kansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Wyoming, which became parts of other territories of the United States in the Compromise of 1850.
From the 1840’s - 1900’s the united states expanded greatly. Manifest Destiny Helped the United States grow into the country that we are today. With out most of the states that were purchased during that time we wouldn’t be close to 50. With growing pride and confidence, Americans claimed that their nation was destined to spread across the entire continent, from sea to sea. This idea became known as Manifest Destiny.