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FC: Manifest Destiny | Journals
1: Trials West | We set off from Missouri just two months ago. We were told that this journey would be hard, but we did not expect this. I can feel the winter weather arriving; i don't think we are prepared. our food supply has just ran out today. We have turned to slaughtering our cattle just to feed ourselves. Fishing and hunting can only supply so much food, especially when we are competing with the hundreds of other settlers. I do not know how we will last the rest of our journey, but I hope we can make it and finally start our new life.
3: Trails West
4: Texas War for Independence
5: They offered us free land. Do they expect us to not bring our own free thinking that we were raised with here? They have closed their borders and are trying to force us into becoming Mexican citizens. We will not let them oppress us. We outnumber them 2 to 1, there is no way they should be able to control us. We already have support from people through out America; people are coming from miles around just to help us fight back. The Mexican army attacked the two hundred man at the Alamo led by William Travis and James Bowie. for 13 days we held them back. They killed almost all of those man. We will not sit back and watch as these Mexicans slaughter Americans. When we gain our independence from Mexico, hopefully America will bring us in as the 28th state of the United States of America.
7: James Polk is now the President of our great nation, and he is now the person who will hopefully make a deal with Britain and make the borders in Oregon . My new motto, which i personally like for my beliefs, is Fifty-four Forty or Fight. I believe all of Oregon should be ours. It is our god given right to span across from sea to shining sea. I don't know how this will all pan out, but hope we get what we all want. | Oregon Territorial Disputes
8: Joseph Smith was a great man. It is to bad that someone had to take such a great mans life over what he believed; what I believe. I'm planning on moving my family westward where we can avoid religious prosecution. Now with our new leader, Brigham Young, this will be much easier because we will get to move with our brothers. I can Imagine it now: a community where we get what we need for our family and we share the land. This will be great; I cannot wait to get to our new land. I heard that our final destination is planned for the Great Salt Lake.
10: It has been a great few years for California. We have obtained over 300,000 new citizens, which has boosted our economy and helped setup schools and newspapers. We have even been annexed into the United Sates; we are the 31st state. I hope no one finds out how we exploited the Natives for gold mining purposes. We will just leave those parts out. This is Arnold signing out... I'll be back. | California Gold Rush
13: Mexican American War | I knew it was a bad idea to annex Texas; I should have never allowed it. It just caused trouble, We are now at war with Mexico. I'm sure my popularity will drop in the North because they will see this war as a southern war for the expansion of slaver. My popularity will most likely rise in the south because they would like Texas as a slave state. Never mind that though because we need to win this war.