Watch the film “Manifest Destiny” and answer the following questions. Write at least 1 paragraph for each answer (Should be around 1 page in length).

  1. Describe the ways that the early US colonists expanded and how they viewed the native peoples who lived there. In what ways are the seeds of Manifest Destiny laid during the early republic?
  2. Describe in detail the ways that California and the rest of Mexico’s north (Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, Nevada, Colorado) came to be part of the US.
  3. What significance did the battle of the Alamo have on westward expansion?
  4. How does what you learned about Manifest Destiny connect to current events/issues?