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Manifest Destiny and the Mexican-American War

Links to primary and secondary sources that explain the meaning behind Manifest Destiny and the significance during the Mexican-American War

PBS: John L. O'Sullivan on Manifest Destiny

Great link to the article on the annexation of Texas published by John L. O'Sullivan. The article mentions the phrase Manifest Destiny, was first utilized by John L. O'Sullivan.

President Polk's Address to Congress of the United States, 1846

Link to President Polk's address to the Congress of the United States in 1846. A special message calling for a declaration of war against Mexico.

UTA's Electronic Source about Manifest Destiny

Great article to help comprehend the meaning of Manifest Destiny.

Primary Sources

Link to the 1847 U.S. Army Recruiting Poster.

Pictorial Americana

Link to selected images from the Library of Congress relating to the War with Mexico (1846-1848).

Primary Source: Pictures

Link to pictures relating to the Mexican-American War.

Mexican-American War - Facts & Summary -

Link to a short summary of the Mexican-American War.

Modern Latin America

Link to the speech delivered by Abraham Lincoln to the House of Representatives on the Mexican-American War.

UTA's Electronic Resources

Link to an article that talks about the Leaders of Manifest Destiny during the Mexican-American War.