1830-1860 Diplomacy and Westward Expansion U.S. Department of Seal
Department of State
1776-1783
1784-1800
1801-1829
1830-1860
1861-1865
1866-1913
1914-1920
1921-1936
1937-1945
1946-1968
1969-1989
[westward]   |
Indian Treaty and Removal Act of 1830
| The story of westward expansion by European Americans is a basic theme of the American experience, but it is also a history Indian removal from their traditional lands.
Go
 
Webster-Ashburn Treaty
| [Daniel Webster] During Daniel Webster's first term as Secretary of State (1841-1843), the primary foreign policy issues involved Great Britain.
Go
 
Manifest Destiny II: Adding the Oregon Trail
| Along with territorial disputes with Spain and Mexico over the Southwest, the fate of the Oregon Territory was one of the major diplomatic issues of the first half of the 19th century.
Go
 
Manifest Destiny III: Guadalupe-Hidalgo, Nicholas Trist, and the American Southwest
| The Mexican-American War (1846-1848) was fought primarily to enable the United States to expand at the expense of Mexico.
Go
  |
Diplomacy and Westward Expansion
1830-1860
The Department of State supports westward expansion through diplomacy and helps open new markets to U.S. trade.
|
The Amistad Case
| When the Spanish cargo schooner La Amistad came aground off the coast of Long Island, New York in August 1839, the United States found itself with an explosive legal and diplomatic case that would pit the American system's ability to provide justice for all on its shores against the federal government's ability to enforce its treaty obligations where the jurisdiction of states is involved.
Go
 
Manifest Destiny I: The Annexation of Texas
| Prior to 1824 Texas was a Spanish possession and thereafter part of independent Mexico. Americans began to settle in Texas beginning in 1821 when Spanish authorities allowed American to acquire land in the sparsely settled region.
Go
 
Cushing and Perry Open Asia
| [Image of Perry] Commercial expansion in Asia involved diplomatic entreaties with two important nations, China and Japan.
Go
 
Founding of Liberia
| The founding of Liberia represented the intersection of America's racial conflict and foreign policy.
Go
 
1776, 1784, 1801, 1830, 1861, 1866, 1914, 1921, 1937, 1946, 1969