I. Colonial Time 1607 1775


V. Manifest Destiny 1840 –1860



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V. Manifest Destiny 1840 –1860

1. Although Americans perceived Manifest Destiny as a benevolent movement, it was

infact an aggressive imperialism pursued at the expense of others. Assess the

validity of this statement with specific reference to American expansionism in the

1840’s. (90)
2. Although historically represented as distinct parties, the Federalists and the Whigs in

fact shared a common political ideology, represented many of the same interest

groups, and proposed similar programs and policies. Assess the validity of the

statement. (91)




  1. Compare the expansionist foreign policies of Presidents Thomas Jefferson and

James K. Polk. To what extent did their policies strengthen the United States? (93)
4. Discuss the impact of territorial expansion on national unity between 1800 and 1850.

(97)






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