HIST 1376 Chapter Notes - Chapter 13: Preston Brooks, Pottawatomie Massacre, Lecompton Constitution

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Areas known for mining and lumber mostly drew men. It was an idealistic vision of the united states expanding its borders to become a giant empire. It spread because of the penny press publicity. It caused some to be concerned about the issue of slavery in the newly expanded territories. As a part of the treaty of guadalupe hidalgo, mexico agreed to acknowledge the rio grande river as the boundary of texas. When president polk"s administration proposed the u. s-canadian border be placed at the 49th parallel, the british rejected the proposal, and president. Polk asserted american claim of all of oregon. The american public became aware of the causalities and expense of the war. Critics charged that polk deliberately provoked the skirmish that started the war. How did president polk respond to the border dispute between texas and. He sent troops to texas to protect the region against a mexican invasion.

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