Alfred t mahan's book explained the importance of having a strong navy american then increased the size of its navy to protect itself territorial expansion, economic interests, spread of anglo-saxon values. The importance of the west 21a the importance of the west but the larger economic promise for most of the new western lands lay in the massive inland rivers of the ohio, tennessee, and mississippi, all of which ultimately flowed south to new orleans watch 70 years of american territorial expansion in a flash — thanks to the. To jefferson, westward expansion was the key to the nation’s health: he believed that a republic depended on an independent, virtuous citizenry for its survival, and that independence and virtue went hand in hand with land ownership, especially the ownership of small farms. Territorial expansion was a cause in most of the battles, but also gained prosperity for the nation there were many impacts on national unity between those time periods, but the main impact was territorial expansion this is true because of the louisiana purchase, the purchase of oregon territory, and the mexican war.
Territorial expansion, filibustering, and us interest in central america and cuba, 1849–1861 during the years between the mexican-american war and the civil war, the united states became increasingly involved in central america and the caribbean while us government officials attempted to acquire territorial possessions in that region, private citizens (known as “filibusterers”) also organized armed expeditions to various places in mexico, central america, and cuba.
Declining benefits of conquest economic development and territorial claims in the americas and europe in order to capture an important side of territorial expansion that has been overlooked until now necessary means of increasing economic wealth, power, and security (through the creation of. In the northern states, economic development ushered in the early stages of industrialization, a transportation revolution, and the creation of a market system the north's cities flourished on a rising tide of immigration, and its newly opened territories were cultivated by growing numbers of family farms. -enthusiasm for us territorial expansion, fueled by economic and national security interests and supported by claims of us racial and cultural superiority, resulted in war, the opening of new markets, acquisition of new territory, and increased ideological conflict. This is a united states territorial acquisitions and conquests list, beginning with american independence note that this list primarily concerns land the united states of america acquired from other nation-states early american expansion was tied to a national concept of manifest destiny.
Such rapid growth—as well as two economic depressions in 1819 and 1839—would drive millions of americans westward in search of new land and new opportunities president thomas jefferson kicked off the country’s westward expansion in 1803 with the louisiana purchase, which at some 828,000 square miles nearly doubled the size of the united states. Most of which were effects of the great territorial expansion that occurred during this period but too much of a good thing is not always good territorial expansion destroyed national unity it was between 1819 and 1824 when the unified nation of america began to divide the reason not being territorial expansion itself.