(Answered) HIST405N Week 3 Discussion: Manifest Destiny and the Mexican War


HIST405N United States History

Week 3 Discussion: Manifest Destiny and the Mexican War of 1846

Required Resources
Read/review the following resources for this activity:

  • Textbook: Chapter 8 (section 8.3), 11
  • Lesson
  • Minimum of 1 scholarly source (in addition to the textbook)

Initial Post Instructions
For the initial post, pick two (2) of the following historical events:

  • The Lewis and Clark Expedition
  • The Missouri Compromise
  • Independence of Texas
  • Mexican War of 1846-1848
  • The California Gold Rush

Then, address the following for your selections:

  • Which of your two selections do you consider most impactful on Westward Expansion during 1800-1848? Explain why.
  • Analyze the effects of the ideology of Manifest Destiny on the two historical events that you chose from the list.

Follow-Up Posts
Compare your selections and analysis of selections with those of your peers. If they chose different events, examine how yours are similar and/or different. If they chose the same events, build on their posts by providing additional information about the events that you have not already noted in your own post.

Writing Requirements

  • Minimum of 2 posts (1 initial & 1 follow-up)
  • APA format for in-text citations and list of references


significant impact on the cultural future of the nation.   The Independence of Texas is most significant because it illustrates how areas can be colonized differently.  The Spanish had spent much of the 18th century bringing European colonization to what is now the American south, much of the Caribbean and then the nation of Mexico.  The Mexican state of Coahulia y Texas became a place where immigration by white American …..please click the icon below to purchase full answer at $5