Expansion and the Antebellum United States

Vocabulary List – Expansion and the Antebellum United States

 

Videos:

John L. O’Sullivan on Manifest Destiny – 1839:

 

Southern support for slavery – John C. Calhoun’s “Slavery as a Positive Good”:

 

Vicente Filisola’s description of the Battle of the Alamo from the Mexican point of view:

 

“Go West Young Man” – Horace Greeley to R.L. Sanderson – 1871

 

Texts:

John L. O’Sullivan on Manifest Destiny – 1839

Slavery a Positive Good – John C. Calhoun – February 06, 1837

Selected excerpts from Frederick Douglass’ slave narrative – 1845

IMDB – 12 Years a Slave

How 12 Years a Slave Gets History Right: By Getting It Wrong

“At last they were all destroyed by grape, musket shot, and the bayonet.” – Vicente Filisola – 1849

“Go West Young Man” – Horace Greeley to R.L. Sanderson – Nov. 15, 1871

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