Assignment on 2-13

In our next class, we will be discussing the territorial expansion of the United States from the Atlantic coast to the Pacific coast. To help us understand the spirit and the thinking that propelled that expansion, I would like you to do the following:

Reading

Writing

In 1-2 pages, please synthesize the common ideas, values, or points of view that seem to be shared by the authors of these three short pieces. Use direct quotations from each of the three pieces to support your synthesis or summary.

You will submit this written document in our class on February 18, and it will be the 6th Homework Brief of the term.