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AMERICAN EXPANSION

Beginning with the European settlement of the North American, our history is one of pushing westward.  We will explore the 13 colonies protest against King George interfering with “the conditions of new appropriations of lands” in the Declaration of Independence. Moving on then to the War of 1812 and its implications for south west Ohio, will lead us across the Father of Waters and eventually on past Alaska and Hawaii to Guam, American Samoa and Puerto Rico.  Along the way we’ll consider the role of racism in American expansion.  Participants will be invited to share their families’ journeys in this westward course.

Frank W Carpenter, B.S., D.Min., is  a retired minister with a life long passion for American history.

This class is about how America went from thirteen colonies

The Original States

to the extended territory that makes up the United States of America today.  The map below,  the National 111th Congressional District Wall Map, gives in addition to the fifty states, the territories such as the Virgin Islands and Guam.  It’s too big to fit here  and see the detail, but you can down load it by clicking this.

MANIFEST DESTINY John Gast 1872

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