Readings 5-8

The Origins of Removal and the Fate of the Southeastern Indian

Background Information

Mississipian Culture

Western Reaction to Mississippian Culture

Difficulties Civilizing Indians

Forcible removal

The Ideology and Spirit of Manifest Destiny

Background information

Ethical Conquest

Divine Right

Wholesale Oppression, Robbery, and Murder

British Intervention: A Very Close Call


The Beginning

Timeline of Events

This reading was mostly a very long timeline with a bunch of quotes. I'd memorize the large outlines and just kind of become vaguely familiar with the details. :)

Economic Primacy, Righteous Nationalism, and an Activist State

Background Information

How did America get so rich so fast?

A picture of the US market

American Exceptionalism

American Imperialism