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5. Territorial Expansion and the Texas Revolution
About this Lecture
In this module, we examine the further territorial expansion of the US in the 1830s and the Texas Revolution. We will explore a number of aspects of this including: (i) Mexico's policy of allowing Americans to settle in Texas; (ii) the development of the Texas Revolution; and (iii) the consequences of the Texas Revolution.
In this course, Professor Brian Rouleau (Texas A&M University) explains how and why American foreign policy developed and expanded over the period 1800-48. We start by looking at the Louisiana Purchase and how the US was able to purchase this vast area for itself. We will then turn to look at the War of 1812 in which America fought Britain with disastrous consequences. After this, we'll turn to examine the Monroe Doctrine of 1823 and its consequences for US foreign policy. In the penultimate module, we will explore US expansion into the West and Indian Removal. And finally, we will explore the further expansion of 1830s and the Texas Revolution.
Professor Brian Rouleau is Associate Professor of History and Director of Undergraduate Studies at Texas A&M University. He specialises in the nineteenth-century United States, American foreign relations, and the history of childhood. He has written a number of books around these themes including With Sails Whitening Every Sea: Mariners and the Making of an American Maritime Empire and Empire’s Nursery: Children’s Literature and the Origins of the American Century.
Cite this Lecture
Rouleau, B. (2022, January 13). US History – America on the World Stage, 1800-48 - Territorial Expansion and the Texas Revolution [Video]. MASSOLIT. https://massolit.io/courses/us-history-america-on-the-world-stage-1800-48/territorial-expansion-and-the-texas-revolution
Rouleau, Brian. "US History – America on the World Stage, 1800-48 – Territorial Expansion and the Texas Revolution." MASSOLIT, uploaded by MASSOLIT, 13 Jan 2022, https://massolit.io/courses/us-history-america-on-the-world-stage-1800-48/territorial-expansion-and-the-texas-revolution